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    Jared Keeling saved Bison Gulch

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    Jared Keeling added Larch!

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    Jared Keeling updated Granite Lakes Trail

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    Jared Keeling saved Lake Ann

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    Jared Keeling reviewed Spider Meadow Trail

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    Jared Keeling reviewed Alaska Lake via Gold Creek Trail

    about 1 month ago

    18.09.23

    Hiked with my 2 dogs. The road to the trailhead is a private drive and is closed to vehicles. Plus, there is no parking where the trail begins. You must park at the Gold Creek Pond trailhead, adding on over 1.5 miles of road walking... That being said, I logged 13.2 miles on my Garmin. For that discrepancy, it lost a star.
    Saw very few hikers, and saw my first WA bear right about where you cross the river! It was just minding its business fattening up on foliage for the winter. After watching from around 200 ft away for around 5 minutes, it heard my dog rolling in the bushes at my feet and made a steady climb up and away from us.
    This trail is moderate until the last mile; it then becomes a very steep strenuous climb with several boulder fields between you and the lake. Also encountered several downed trees near the lake, but they could be managed OK. I would suggest this trail get changed to Hard.

    Jared Keeling added Central Cascades

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    Jared Keeling added AK

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    Jared Keeling saved Mount Dickerman Trail

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    Jared Keeling saved High Rock Lookout Trail

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    Jared Keeling saved Strawberry Mountain Trail

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    Jared Keeling saved Eagle Lakes Trail

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    Jared Keeling reviewed Twin Sisters Trail and Tumac Mountain

    about 1 month ago

    8.20.18

    Beautiful area and not too difficult overall. I took my dogs and we literally accidentally found ourselves on top of Tumac (due to very dense fog the whole trip). It felt very much like a large hill until the last 1/4 mile, where I realized I was near the top. Alas, no view to be had!

    NOTE: Damon Hendricks mentioned below that something could be heard off in the woods but he could not see it. I can also attest to that, as something rather large kept its distance and paralleled my dogs and I most of the way up to Tumac beginning at the Twin Sister Lakes, keeping pace around 300' away most of the time. The dense fog wasn't helping. I tried making lots of noise as we progressed hoping to deter a possible bear or cougar, but it kept on. It stopped near the top of Tumac. It then resumed paralleling us back out until Twin Sister Lakes. It sounded nothing like a horse does when it moves in the forest, yet it was too heavy to be a person. Very curious!

    I guess I would be cautious out here. I did not feel threatened, I just know there is something large in the area that isn't afraid to follow you around. Either bring friends, or carry bear spray or a sidearm. Or maybe all three, to be honest!