Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Slippery Creek

Updated April 28, 2016
Road walk all snowfree , outside a couple small patches with open views and Mt.Rainier view awaits you at the top.
View from the top of the knob Mt. Rainier @ Dennis Long
Almost at top @ Dennis Long
Lunch spot at top @ Dennis Long


Driving Directions: From Enumclaw drive on State Highway 410 east  and just  before you get to the small town of Greenwater turn left on logging road FS 7125. This is just past MP 42. If you reach the town you have gone too far.  Follow logging road FS 7125 then bear left which go about 1.5 miles and park at gate.

Trail Directions: Follow road to point at about 4100 feet which is 1800 foot gain and 4.5 miles one way. See our track below.
Always bring map-compass-GPS as these directions are the best estimates.
Need Hancock Permit- White River area
http:// https://hancockrecreationnw.com/
Trail stats and directions are the best estimates so please bring map and compass and or GPS for precise directions. Thanks to Dennis Long for GPS track.
Route

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Weather Washington Cascades- Extended Outlook

Issued: April 25, 2016

500 mb map on May 2, 2016
Forecast models for the first week of May are bringing above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. This is due to a ridge of high pressure (see map above)  that builds at times over the West Coast.


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week:Yakima Skyline

Updated 4-15-2016

Drive towards Yakima to this desert hike with lots of flowers, views of  Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, the Yakima River Valley and if you are lucky and careful rattlesnakes. So be aware.Flowers should be in peak form over the next several weeks.
Yield to snakes: Northern Pacific Rattlesnake @ Alan Bauer
View of Mt. Rainier and the Goat Rock Mts and Alan @ Dennis Long
Rosa Dam @ Dennis Long
Flocks- my best estimate @ Dennis Long
Hikers among Hooker's Balsamroot @ Alan Bauer
Big-headed Clover @ Alan Bauer
Lots of flowers @ Alan Bauer
Driving Directions:
Driving Directions: From Seattle, drive east on Interstate 90 to exit 110 and Interstate 82. Drive I-82 to the Selah/Canyon Road exit 26. Turn right off the exit and go 50 yards or so and turn left onto Harrison Road and drive 1.9 miles southwest before turning right onto Wenas Road. Continue 2.8 miles to a Y junction (near a rural fire station). Stay right (straight ahead on Gibson Road). In 0.3 mile after turning onto Gibson Road, turn right on Buffalo Road, where the pavement ends and the L. T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area begins. Turn left into a large parking area. Park here or drive through the gate (close it behind you) and proceed up a dirt track another 1.5 miles to the official trailhead. Need truck or high clearance for this.
Trail stats: 8 miles roundtrip 1000 feet gain.  After you park head towards north to ridge top. Trail starts about 1.5 mile from the gate on right hand side- looks like an old jeep road. Directions are our best estimates. Please bring map-compass and GPS>
Map of area
Map is LT Murray Wa Depart. of Fish and Wildlife


 Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.



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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Weather Washington Cascades- Extended Outlook

Updated 4-13-2016

Many of the forecast models are indicating that a ridge of high pressure  will be in much for April especially from this weekend through April 25. If this forecast verifies than we can expect above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation over much of this period.



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Friday, April 8, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Oyster Dome

Updated April 8, 2016

Great hike with great views of the Olympics, San Juan Islands and more. This is a popular area so might you want to get an early start. We did a loop hike first directly to Oyster Dome and on the way back went to Lily Lake and then to Samish Overlook. This involves some additional miles but Lily Lake area had very few hikers there.


View from Samish Overlook @ Alan Bauer
Early morning marine layer and view of Chuckanut  Bay with Olympics in background @ Michael Fagin
Lily Lake @ Alan Bauer
View from Samish Overlook @ Alan Bauer
Driving directions: From Seattle drive I-5 north , take the Chuckanut Drive exit off of I-5 (exit 231). Drive north just past the 10 mile post on Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) and park on the paved, wide place on the west shoulder. Be very-very careful on parking on the shoulder and if your car's tire is over the "fog line" you will be towed.   One can park at the Samish Overlook  

Trail stats: The Pacific Northwest Trailhead is on the east side of the highway. 2000 foot gain and 6.5 miles roundtrip. If you do the loop via Lily Lake and Samish Overlook roundtrip is about 9.5 miles.
Map of general area

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Washington Cascades Weather- Extended Outlook

Issued: April 6, 2016

A strong ridge of high pressure at the surface and aloft will be in place for today through next Tuesday April 12. Mild and sunny conditions will be the rule for the Cascades.

Then for next Wednesday April 13 to Friday April 15 there will be a trough of low pressure off the coast and this will in place and this will bring normal to below temperatures with normal precipitation.



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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Ancient Lakes

Updated 3-31-2016

Flowers are just coming out and will be peaking over the next several weeks. There are many hiking options here and we picked a loop is listed below. Thanks to Alan Bauer for photos and track.
View of Dusty Lake from the rim above @ Alan Bauer
On the way to the lake passing a glacial erratic (aka big rock) @ Alan Bauer
Desert Shooting Star @ Alan Bauer
View of waterfalls and lake @ Alan Bauer



Driving directions: Drive I-90 east to exit 149, SR 281. Go north towards Quincy. After 5.6 miles turn left on White Trail Road, and follow that 7.8 miles to road 9-NW. Continue 5.9 miles on this road and park in  at the end of the road.

Trail stats: Our loop was about 7 miles roundtrip with evelvation gain is minimal.
Our hike was along the valley to  the lake then back along south rim


 Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.

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