hiking
blowdown
scramble
13 hours ago

Morning hike on TR 1141 to Burnt Mtn and Shellrock Peak, then returned. Rambling vistas and lots of shade.

We made it from Tacoma pass up to blowout mountain and back to snoqualmie pass this weekend. Lots of beautiful mini waterfalls to cross at the end. Some snow on trail in spots but all passable.

We came from out of town and dropped in at Snoqualmie to head south bound. Didn't make it very far. The snow is just to much right now and you can't see the trail. We even had a lil help from gps and still couldn't find mirror lake.

hiking
blowdown
icy
muddy
off trail
snow
1 month ago

TRAIL IS OPEN SINCE MAY 22! A very fun experience to hike Mt. Aix in the spring (Mid-May). Make sure to bring the heavy duty crampons, ice axe, and a gps system. At switchback 20, you’ll encounter two very large trees that had blown down. I would recommend going around through the top on the way up, and going over top of them on the way down. At switchback 22 is where you’ll first encounter snow and you’ll need to put your crampons on. On that same switchback, is where we started guessing and checking where the trail should be. At about 5,900ft of elevation, we decided to go basically straight up. At around 6,400ft, we didn’t feel it was safe to proceed upwards without ice axes and other proper gear, so we began our decent. All in all it was a fun, exciting, and adventurous trip with good views of Mt. Rainier. Be safe and prepared if you’re planning on hiking up in May.

hiking
snow
7 months ago

What an amazing trail! On 11/11/19 I hiked out as far as the summit of Shellrock Peak (ascended via a marked spur, then via an off-trail, non-technical, straightforward route up the eastern shoulder). This trail has some moderate elevation changes, and they do add up at the end of the day, but most of the elevation gain happens by car. This is nice because the trail follows the ridge the whole time. Gorgeous views of Adams and Rainier! This trail is not very heavily trafficked right now. If you need to escape the crowds, it’s a great spot. There was only one other car at the trailhead, and they left early in the day. Trail conditions: Some packed snow here and there, but no need for micro spikes yet. The ground was frozen, so it was not muddy either. Past Burnt Mountain, the trail is a little difficult to follow in some of the more exposed areas. I added a few small cairns where it was difficult to see the trail. Road conditions: Unlike several forest service roads in the area, the road up is pretty smooth! It’s a bit washboardy, but there are no big potholes or sketchy uneven shelf roads. It’s wide and well maintained, presumably for logging trucks to access what appeared to be a semi-recent timber sale.

Was a beautiful hike besides snow melting made for some parts of the trail to be slick. Saw lots of mountain goats! Didn’t hike the whole 5 miles due to how late we arrived and we didn’t want to lose daylight. Can’t wait to go back in the spring!! Totally recommend and the views from beginning of trail are breath taking and just get better PNW hikes never disappoint

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
8 months ago

Great Trail! Beautiful views of Rainier, Adams, Burnt Mountain, Shellrock Peak, and Ironstone Mountain. The road in is good - a little washboardy, but that’s it. There was snow up high. This trail has more vertical than it seems and it makes for a tough day hike, but worth it.

A perfect hike on a perfect day. Snow with poles and spikes. 14 miles via the slightly longer round the rear summit route.

We hiked to the Lakes last weekend and it was beautiful. We saw a few other parties and one group with pack goats! The trail is good with some rocks and roots and erosion. The lakes were lovely and welcomed our feet! Just to the lakes is now moderate than hard. The 9 miles of dirt and gravel road to get to the trailhead was in pretty bad shape though we made it in a Subaru sedan. Great hike. Bad road.

The map ends before the trail does. It also ends at a random spot in the middle of the forest. So you're not really hiking to anything. You might as well stop at the highest point.

Excellent hike! Lots of switchbacks but totally worth it for the beautiful views. The peak your looking at during the switchbacks is not Mt Aix. You don’t get to see Mt Aix until you pass the trail for Nelson Ridge. My dog had no problem summiting this including the scramble to the top. She is an experienced hiker/scrambler though.

completed 8/19/19 no snow, little bugs at trailhead nothing after a mile in, super dusty. 4.46 miles to the top where signs are for the mtn peaks. from the signs you can follow trails around the tops of each hill with amazing views the entire way. tree cover the entire way up but once at the top there is no shade and rock scrambles. the trails across the top can go on for miles. pretty well maintained for lack of traffic, had the whole mtn to myself

I’m only rating it four stars because the trail was fogged in the entire hike and we missed out on 99% of the incredible views/sights. Totally loved the trail itself and even crossed paths with four grouse at 6000’. We shall return!

Reallly nice hike. Not to hard compared to some I've done. On the way up you come across Swamp lake. This lake is a great lake to fish. Cougar lake has fish too, but majority had worms. Lots of animals and birds to see. We seen elk, deer, and everyone's favorite bear. Lots of people horse packing in. Honestly thinking of doing this the next time I go. It is a hike I want to do again, only I want to stay longer.

was super nice.

Views at the lake are outstanding. Deet/permethrin treated clothing a must as the mosquitos are out in force this time of year. Hiked the connector boot trail over to the PCT as an extra. Go on a sunny day so you can enjoy the views.

hiking
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

Great hike! Suggest taking a lower trail and doing the scramble.

This trail was no joke! The views at the top were amazing, the switch backs made the elevation climb not feel so dramatic. Be sure to take bear spray and make noise along the trail, we had a bear encounter near the top. Coming down seemed harder than going up. Had to climb over a few downed trees and hop across a few streams, but it was manageable.

A very nice portion of the PCT from White Pass to Shoe Lake.

hiking
snow
Sun Jun 02 2019

Only made it about work minutes in. The trail is still covered completely in snow so have waterproof boots on if you’re looking to hike this trail in spring.

Went 08/18. The trail was very easy and beautiful. We camped by the smaller lake, freeeeezzing at night.

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