Tuesday, April 17, 2012

KUOW- Hike of the week- Icicle Ridge

Updated Tuesday 4-17-2012
This hike is just outside the town Leavenworth. Flowers are out and good views await you. You can go for a hike than then power up with some food and beverage afterwards.
Photo below is view of Leavenworth just a short 1/2 mile up the trail, photo by Richard Perkins

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 178. Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/

Photo below going up switchbacks , photo by Richard Perkins

Photo below is getting into the snow at 4500 feet about 3.5 miles in, photo by Richard Perkins

Driving Directions: From Seattle take US Highway 2 East just before Leavenworth and go right on Icicle Road and go about 1.4 miles and turn right at the marked Icicle Ridge Trail.

Trail Stats: The trail goes many miles but for this time of the April 2012, you can go about 3 miles (perhaps higher) and about 2800 foot gain (perhaps higher) and it is still snowfree. After that solid snow.
directions are the best estimates that we have so please bring map and compass and or GPS.
Photo below from Rampart Ridge view of Toosh Range, photo by Karen Sykes

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