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I loved this hike, views were beautiful! Definitely bring bug spray! There were a lot of mountain goats early in the morning at Robin lake! We also made time to hike from Trico mountain from here, would recommend if you have some free time.

Side Note: Men’s wedding band was found on 7/13 if someone happens to know who lost it.

Bring your bug spray! This hike is hard, also if you have a small car you wont be able to make it across the creek running over the roadway.

backpacking
5 days ago

Amazing views. But: lots of ice still on the ground, quite buggy, and a very difficult river crossing coming down from Cathedral, just before Deception Pass. Plan for wet feet or bring something you’ll feel comfortable wearing through fast moving water.

camping
6 days ago

The first 3 miles were pretty easy as previous people have said. There were a few small stream crossings but nothing so difficult you couldn't walk on rocks. Then came the next 3 miles(ish) of good gain and with a backpack, was a bit of a workout for me. Getting to Tuck Lake was nothing compared to getting to Robin. We lost the trail once or twice but thankfully there were cairns everywhere so it was pretty easy to follow. There were only a few patches of snow left but they were pretty easy to get across. The last part of the hike was walking up a pretty steep granite (which was pretty sticky and I didn't worry about my feet slipping). Don't forget to turn around when you're up there because the mountains behind you are absolutely beautiful. It's a great photo op before you cross over the top and head down to Robin Lake.

backpacking
19 days ago

Great minimal elevation backpack trip! Skeeters were a bit much till you get past the marsh area, but were fine at the lake. Site was large, clean and has a wilderness toilet near by.

This was an easy and fun hike. The lake is so beautiful! I would give it 5 Stars except the bathrooms are boarded up at the trailhead and there's tons of people. lots of great camping spots and spectacular views!

22 days ago

Perfect hike for capable young kids. My buddy and I took our kids (Ages: 9, 7, 6, & 5) over the weekend up the Deception Pass trail to Hyas Lake or an over night camp experience. Achievable for all ages with a little help for the youngest. A fair number of creek crossings. Suggest waterproof boots. Minor bugs, but recommend repellent. The lake was swollen with snowmelt run off. Fortunate to find a camp spot. Would recommend early arrival to stake a claim. Definitely coming back as there is more to explore.

***COUGAR SIGHTING***

Hex Mountain is another hike I didn’t get to finish, but that was because my aunt and I encountered a COUGAR about 3/4 on the way up!! I was about 30 feet away from it when it crossed my path, going towards my dog. Luckily, no one was hurt (even the dog didn’t see it) Thank god we also had bear spray on us in case it were to have approach us. It was very scary, but an amazing experience!!

Peek a boo views of Paris Creek from a single track wooded trail. A fair amount of wildflowers during our early June outing.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, difficulty was higher than expected, looks easier on paper. Once reached the peak, I decided to make this a loop by continuing onto the ridge and down the other side of the valley. On the map there is a connector trail over the creek. Unfortunately there is no such trail and I had to continue through the bike park onto the main road and loop back from there. If you don't mind 17k distance, it was actually a nice loop. Just don't expect to be able to meet the beginning of the trail up like I did. June 3rd 2018

Memorial Day 2018 - The plan was to take the Jolly Mountain Trail (1307) only if the forest road 4315 gates were locked. Because they were open I was able to drive up to the second gate at which point the road was un-passable due to snow and debris. I parked at the gate and walked the rest of the road to the Sasse Mountain trail which connects with the Jolly Mountain trail after a couple of miles. This saved me ~2k feet in elevation, but the out & back distance was still around 8 miles. Lots of snow and no visible trail on the north face of Jolly Mt, so bring spikes, poles, GPS, and your wayfinding skills. I saw nobody on the trail all day. It was awesome. Read the full report on my blog below:
http://cairnguru.com/trailreports/2018/5/28/jolly-mountain-lookout

Starts off fairly easy walking a logging road slowly gaining elevation. Once you hit the hex mt. trail sign on the right, the Work begins. Fairly steep with Steady elevation gain for about 2 miles. Trail was decent most of the way up. Once you hit the top, the views are great!! Lots of bear tracks and plenty of deer to spot. Will definitely do it again when we’re in town.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Hex Mountain trail 1343

Our group of 5 began hiking around 10:45am on February 17th. to see a short video I put together on the hike with conditions click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bppp_yM3yaM There was about 4inches of snow on the ground and still snowing there was a winter storm warning and high wind advisory. Also the yellow gate was closed preventing you from driving all the way to the trailhead so you had about a 1 3/4mile hike to the trailhead. Once we reached the trailhead there was one other hiker ahead of us. In about another mile the winds picked up severely I put on my face mask and gloves. About two miles above the trailhead we met the hiker who had turned around we put on our snowshoes as the snow was very deep but still the wind was the biggest difficultly. About 300ft from the summit and the whole hogs back ridge was extremely windy and was a sheet of ice. We were having trouble moving and getting tossed around by the wind, we estimate the wind was around 60mph. We reached the top of Hex Mountain around 3pm. Once we got back into the trees the wind died down a bit but was still severe. The rest of the hike was a easy down hill hike and we arrived at the vehicles around 6:15pm. Again if you would like to see footage of what the trail looks like click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bppp_yM3yaM But overall the hike was fun. But I would recommend this to experienced hikers that have access to snow shoes or crampons and are very good with map and compass for there is no visible trail for 6 1/4 miles.

Be safe out there,

NW Adventures

hiking
5 months ago

I unfortunately forgot to push record for this trail. But it took us about 2 hours to reach the summit. I hiked this about 2 weeks ago in January in the snow. There were people who wore their snowshoes but we opt to wear just our spikes. They worked just fine. The trees were still charred from the wild fires we had in August of 2017. It was very mystic and eerie but beautiful the whole way up.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

This snow shoe was a five start hike on a two star day. We had winds on the ridge as well as at the summit. We had no views either. I am not sure I would do this as a hike though. This is meant to be a snow shoe in my opinion. On WTA people seem to miss the trail. Maybe they need this app. I am guessing if your on here you dont miss the trail part up the ridge. The hike has a steady elevation gain and incredible views when its clear. Consider bring a shovel if you come on the weekends so you can park OFF the road so its safe.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

A bit of snow, not quite enough to warrant the snowshoes I carried up. Beautiful views above the layer of fog.

This is my homecourt trail and I hike to Hex at least once per month. The only downside is the existence of excessive trail cutting caused by the single celled throttle jockey (motorcyclists). They are destroying the terrain by cutting the switchbacks all the way up the mountain!

Update, Hex Mtn was burned in the Jolly Mtn. fire in 2017. There are many snags remaining, be careful!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike, no mosquitoes, some snow on the ground.. worth the 45 min drive to get to the trailhead going 20mph . Peaceful hike!

hiking
10 months ago

This one starts out easy. It's almost misleading. But once the switchbacks start, it's a definite burner. I would say this was one of the harder ones I've done. The last 1.5 mile stretch to Tuck is hard and exhausting. But once you're up it's so worth it. Beautiful views. The trail up to Robin is hard to find. Multiple groups including ours were lost trying to find it.

hiking
10 months ago

Quick and easy walk to the lake. Gorgeous views and the water is incredible if you decide to go for a swim.

Tried to drive up to the trailhead this morning but the road is closed due to wildfires

backpacking
10 months ago

The hike up to Tuck is extremely difficult (especially with full packs). It's very steep and you gain 1100' over a mile. The view was amazing and definitely worth it though. My husband and I decided not to go on to Robin due to the fact that we were only on day 1 of a 4 day trip and didn't want to push ourselves. There were plenty of campsites right as you came on the lake; I counted 4 total, and I believe there are more around the other side of the lake. If you decided to stay at tuck, I advise climbing up part-way to Robin just for the view.

hiking
10 months ago

I hiked this trail with my wife and 4 kids. There are some beautiful views. The trail is fairly steep and not quite as easy as we were anticipating. It's definitely doable and worth it though. We had a great time.

backpacking
11 months ago

Amazing yet grueling! Camped up at Robin lakes and I definitely suggest it over Tuck lake. Past Tuck, the trail is very hard to follow and mainly a scramble up rocks, use caution.

hiking
11 months ago

Short and flat. Quick hike, less than 60 min to reach the lake. Beautiful spot and able to swim. Pretty buggy.

Long drive (45 min once on logging road) so if I were to do it again I would go deeper and backpack, or trail run.

hiking
11 months ago

Set out from an empty parking lot at around 10:30 and it quickly turns upwards with many many unrelenting switchbacks going up, not a sole on the trail but me to the top and lookout, the views were awesome and the weather was hot and dry with a small breeze, over all great hike!

backpacking
11 months ago

19.5 miles by our gps. Very beautiful and awesome hike but be warned This time of year in mid July the mosquitos and gnats were horrendous, swarms even followed us up the snowfields on mount Daniel, so be prepared because every bug repellent failed except putting on more clothing. If your an average hiker/climber this is comfortably a 3 day 2 night trek. We were pushed for time and did it in 2 days but paid for it in very sore bodies. (Or packs we 50lb with heavy climbing gear though). Once you get to cathedral rock be prepared for many many trail intersections that can lead you astray from where your goal route is.

Nice hike!

Monday, July 17, 2017

great hike. nice views and good trail. dusty and overgrown in one section, but didn't spoil a great day

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great hike. I wanted to test my fitness for a 1 day hike and it did just that. Lots of variety. Great scenery. Awesome views. But there was more people then I hoped for.

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