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Dec 5, 2018:
Road is snow free and in decent shape; it's actually one of the better mountain backroads we've driven on.
Trail is snow covered starting 1 mile in. It's all well compacted and well established. We wore our microspikes. There were a couple slick ice patches in the lower elevation of the trail worth noting.

quick super easy hike. tons of people out and about. overall great easy hike

hiking
11 days ago

A nice moderate hike with great views at the top! A decent elevation gain and dense forest to hike through.

Full of adventure and hard. Most of all, its worth it.

hiking
21 days ago

11/18/18 trip: Rough road on the way up. Lots of potholes and one major gash in the road 1.2 miles from the TH that I didn't want to chance. Got a lift from some nice people on my hike to the TH.

I've never done this hike so I missed the cairn and hiked almost all they way to Mirror Lake. Easy to miss. The cairn was just a couple of rocks high when I found it. I restacked the cairn so others could find it.

Icy conditions on the way up. Had to put on microspikes. Made it to the saddle which had some good snow cover, but not deep - maybe a couple of inches. Beautiful clear day though and the surrounding mountains were visible in the tree gaps.

Sadly, I could not find the trail to the final ascent and no one was around to ask. I searched for a while, but it was getting late so I decided to turn back before I had to deal with the ice in dark conditions.

Enjoyed this hike though. Next time!

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful hike! The trail is covered in compact snow and ice the last mile. We were fine hiking up in boots, but opted to use micro spikes on the way down. Views at the top were gorgeous

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23 days ago

Hiked Saturday 11/17 with sunny conditions. Spikes were helpful with snow and ice above the turn-off at the cairn. Stunning view of Rainier and the surrounding ranges. Road had a couple rough looking spots, but nothing a standard SUV can’t handle. Plenty of wind up high!

hiking
23 days ago

The trail is in very good condition. As with many other hikes in Washington, 95% of the trail is in the forest. There is one opening along the way, but the payoff really comes at the very end. The views at the end are fantastic, 360 degrees of the mountains at the top. Great views of Mt Daniel, Baring, and Glacier Peak. A neat view of Skykomish from the top as well. Snow in the last mile, but was fine with normal shoes, that may change by weeks end.

24 days ago

Nice views and perfect weather. Steep, last 50 yards to true summit has high exposure.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice and long. Pretty steep and an amazing view on top. Just not that much to look at besides trees and a couple of streams on your way up

Took my dog to the main lookout today. Gorgeous views and sunset. Started the trail from Chuckanut Dr at 1:44 PM and back to the car at 5:20PM. I started little too late. It got so dark the last mile before the car. But I used my phone flashlight almost to the car before totally out of battery. 8 miles roundtrip with 1900 ft elevation gain. My little pup American Bully was such a trooper

1 month ago

Gorgeous day on the trail. Nice people enjoying the mountain (special thanks to the man that gave me a lift back to my car!)

About a foot of snow at the summit. Dog really enjoyed herself. Bring crampons and boots. Parked about 2 miles from trail head due to road conditions.

Be prepared to climb up hill a lot! The view on top was amazing. If you’ve never been here bring a camera or phone to capture the moment. It has some distance to it as well so be realistic with your abilities before trying this hike. I loved every minute of it and would recommend this hike to anyone reading.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Easy overall with a great view! Super good for dogs!

on Navaho Peak

1 month ago

Longer than 10.4 miles!
About 13.7 miles!!!

Not easy but the view at the end is one of my favorites.

I love hitting this trail with my dogs. Gorgeous Autumn color painted the forests. Blue waters mirror the sky. It’s heaven for me

This is a lovely hike that is worth the views. I biked up the first 2.4 miles, decided it was safer for my skill level to hike the rest :). I saw 4 others who biked the whole trail, I would recommend it for fit, skilled riders. The usual dirt, rocks, roots and stream crossings (that didn’t get your feet wet at this time of year). It’s always fun to reach the PCT and see through-hikers about ready to finish that incredible journey.

1 month ago

I enjoyed the elevation and length although it can become difficult towards the end.

hiking
1 month ago

10/15/2018 (Monday) - Sunny, 52-58F, moderate traffic, pleasant and cool. Clear view of Mount Si to Mailbox. See many senior hikers older than I.

Nice, easy hike to bring the dogs on. Easy to access. Gorgeous golden larches everywhere! .

on Silver Peak Trail

1 month ago

Very difficult to find trail head. Silver Mt was marked on a small rock a mile in.

Great hike! I clocked in 8 miles with 2400 ft in gain. Great views at iron peak, will do again sometime!
Went on a beautiful October Saturday, only ran into three groups, 2 groups of 2 & a group of 7. It never felt crowded though. Road was fine for an vehicle. Lots of washboard made for a bumpy ride! My sedan made it up NO problem.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable hike in perfect fall conditions. Started hiking around 10am with air temperature just above freezing so dress appropriately. The trail is in good condition but lacks any signage so be sure to follow the directions, particularly bearing to the right at the T. Arrived at the ridge around noon.

There are not much in the way of views on the trail to the pass but once you reach the ridge the views are magnificent. The trail to Navaho Peak is steep but well worth the extra effort, Rainier and Adams were both clearly visible.

Be aware, modern firearm hunting season is now open and there were hunters walking on the trail during my return. I wore my orange jacket and hat to ensure I was visible.

Beautiful fall day for my first trip up to see Pete. As others have said, it is a very steep hike once you leave the main trail that goes from Ira Springs to Dirty Harry’s. Although I wanted to traverse over to Defiance, I didn’t have quite enough time remaining in the day, so went down the steep trail. Beautiful views at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was awesome. Great views.

We had slushy snow and mud most of the way which made the trail much more challenging. Would definitely have liked some hiking poles for safety ... We each fell/slipped multiple times. On way down definitely found it easier to get steady footing on the rocks off-trail than the slushy/muddy trail. Scramble trail at top is unclear. No view when we got to the top, only cloud.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is steep going up and isn’t any easier going down. Recommend bringing walking sticks to provide extra points of contact on the way down. There really isn’t a flat part to the trail until you reach the saddle prior to reaching the spur of Guye . Now I was able to reach the ridge line of Guye(the peak furthest north) but when I followed the trail in an attempt to scramble to the actual summit, it was way too exposed for my comfort. If you slip, you will find yourself all the way down in the parking lot. Maybe I wasn’t approaching it at the right angle? Either way, I was able to stand close to the summit but making that hard decision not to continue is the hardest part since I was so close.

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