Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Noble Knob

Updated August 1, 2015
Great views of Mt. Rainier, Glacier Peak and Mt. Stuart and short distance. Enjoy this hike off of Highway 410. Thanks to Dennis Long  the photos and mileage and route.
Emmons Glacier on Rainier, zoomed in photo @ Dennis Long
Mt. Rainier, looks like it needs some snow @ Dennis Long
Michael headed down from the top @ Dennis Long
George Lake just below Noble Knob @ Dennis Long

Driving Directions: Take Enumclaw drive Highway 410 east and go past small town of Greenwater and several miles past there turn left on Forest Rd 70 for drive about 5.8 miles and then turn right on Forest Service Rd 72. Go about .6 miles and then turn left on Forest Service Rd 7220 and drive about 1 mile and then turn right on Forest Service road 7222. drive about 5.7 miles and park on wide area for parking on the right and you will find the trail on right.



Trail stats: Hike trail (which is unmarked) but it is trail # 1184 3.4 miles roundtrip and  1015' elevation gain  and high point 6200'
Route





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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weather Washington Cascades- Extended Outlook

Updated July 29, 2015

Forecast models continue with a ridge of high pressure through at least August 9 so above normal temperatures with little chance of precipitation.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Kendall Katwalk

Updated July 27, 2015

This is a classic hike at Snoq Pass and great views  once you get to the Katwalk.

On the way up you see Guye Peak



Hiker near Katwalk
View from the top towards east, Mt. Stuart in distance
View at the top towards southeast
Driving Directions: From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 52 - “West Summit”. At the end of the ramp, turn left under the freeway onto Alpental Rd. In just 0.1 mile, take the first right, unmarked but featuring a Forest Service sign in Forest Service to the parking lot.
Trail Stats: 2700 foot gain and 11 miles roundtip.


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Washington Cascades Weather- Extended Outlook

Updated: July 21, 2015

Between now through July 31 will have a weak trough of low pressure  (see link below) off our coast at times and this will bring normal to slightly below normal temperatures. Also just some limited precipitation. Then for the first week of August the ridge of high pressure rebuilds for a warming trend.


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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Labyrinth Mt

Updated: July 19, 2015

Short and steep hike to Minotaur Lake. Then follow boot patch to the top of Labyrinth Mt. and this is a low end scramble and some might say "a walk up.". Great views and this hike is off of Hwy 2.


View from the top looking east
Minotaur Lake @ Alan Bauer
Theseus Lake on the way up @ Alan Bauer
Last part of the scramble to the top @ Alan Bauer
Driving directions: From Everett head east on US 2 for 65 miles to Stevens Pass. Continue east for another 4 miles. onto Smith Brook Road (Forest Road 6700). (From Leavenworth reach the turnoff in 30 miles.) Follow FR 6700 and go past Smithbrook trailhead and then past Nason Ridge Trailhead. At about 4 3/4 miles from Stevens there is a sharp left fork and take this and this is still FS 6700. Than at 6.8 miles from Stevens Pass turn left onto FR 6704. Proceed for 0.9 mile to the road's end and trailhead (elev. 3800 ft).

Trail stats: To lake only 1.60 miles and 1750 feet. That is steep!!! But worth it. Lake at 5500 feet. Top or Labyrinth is at 6376 a scramble.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Weather Washington Cascades- Extended Outlook

Updated July 14, 2015

The extended forecast models out to July 28 are indicating that we will have a trough of low pressure off our coast over much of this period. Not that much this weekend but starting Monday July 20 we have that trough over the region. With this pattern temperatures will tend to be average to below and with above average precipitation. However, this time of the year above normal is somewhat misleading as we generally do not get much precipitation. As an example average precipitation for Seattle for the entire month of July is only 0.70 inches.

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