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    Kevin McLarnon reviewed Mount Eerie and Whistle Lake Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Nice loop hike. Parking lot was 1/2 full at noon on a weekday. Views are not spectacular but the the trek is interesting and very enjoyable. Trails are in good shape and well marked. Hike is relatively flat with enough elevation change to be aerobic. There are a few spots around the lake to have lunch. We added a diversion up to Sugarloaf which has a nice viewpoint, if you don't mind the extra elevation gain.

    Also, it was very helpful to have the offline map, as there are lots of bisecting trails and it would be easy to divert from the trek without gps. (There are cell towers on Mt Erie, so online maps are probably available for much of the hike.) As noted, trail 247 (the South and West side of Mt Erie) is more bony than the rest of the hike.

    Kevin McLarnon completed Mount Pilchuck Trail

    2 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Poo Poo Point Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon reviewed Goat Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Nice Hike. An adolescent bear wandered up the trail while we were having lunch near the mid-point of the lake. We stood tall and made noise and, fortunately, it backed off and chose another route. Definitely our closest encounter with a bear, tho we were intent on eating and weren't making a lot of noise before it came upon us.

    Would hike it again, probably skip lunch at the lake.

    Kevin McLarnon completed Goat Lake Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Gold Creek Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Gold Creek Lookout

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon reviewed Upper Falls via East Canyon Trail and West Canyon Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    Fun hike. We hiked mid-week, started at 10 am, and didn't see anyone on the trail until near the end. Accurately rated as Moderate. We started at the North Beach Campground parking lot and hiked in a counter-clockwise direction. The East Canyon Trail goes along what appears to be an old logging road for quite a while, which makes it easy to follow. The West Canyon Trail has a steep up and down segment, hugging the side of the canyon wall, just west of the Creek. Going counter-clockwise allowed us to go uphill over what seemed to be the steepest grade; downhill is hardest on our 60+ yr old knees and ankles. Either direction is not a problem as long as you go slow. A hiking pole helps in this area. We use the off-line map feature but others have noted to look for the surveyors tape or ribbon markings on the West Canyon Trail to help with confusing areas.

    Like the previous reviewer, we deviated from the loop a bit by continuing on the East Canyon Trail up to the Hiker's Beach and wading across Gold Creek there, rather than crossing at the bridge. This was a fun diversion. By mid-August the creek was only about 25 ft wide and was less than 12 inches deep at this point.

    Kevin McLarnon reviewed Boulder River Trail

    3 months ago

    Arrived at 10 am on a Monday; only 2 cars in parking lot. Really nice views of river and forest. Will do again. Trail in great shape. Enough elevation change to be aerobic with no bugs. Very little water on trail, can easily hike in sneakers; suspect it's a different story earlier in season. As others have noted, access road needs grading, low clearance vehicles may have problems.

    Kevin McLarnon completed Boulder River Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added Vancouver

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon saved Coal Creek Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Coal Creek Trail

    3 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added Maybe

    4 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Heather Lake Trail

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon saved Beckler Peak

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Beckler Peak

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added To Do

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon saved Lake 22 Trail

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Lake 22 Trail

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon saved Centennial Trail

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added bikes

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added B&K hikes

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Lime Kiln Trail

    5 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added loop

    6 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added local

    6 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon completed Wallace Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    Kevin McLarnon added recommended

    6 months ago