Tuesday, June 12, 2012

KUOW- Hike Easton Ridge

Updated Tuesday June 12 Easton Ridge which is about 15 miles east of Snoq Pass. Snow just melted out and lots of wildflowers and views. All photos by Erika Kimecky of Seattle Backpackers Magazine. http:// http://seattlebackpackersmagazine.com/>
Photo below is Mt. Rainier poking out from clouds

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 208. Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/

Photo below one of the many wildflowers Ballhead Waterleaf
Photo below is paintbrush
Photo below is view of Kachess Lake
Photo below is view of Mt Baldy from the ridge
Directions: From Seattle drive I-90 east and get off at Exit 70. Proceed over the freeway and turn left onto frontage road (signed Kachess Dam Road), continue to Forest Service Road No. 4818 and turn right. Stay on Road No. 4818 to an unsigned road junction, turn right, continue to the trailhead, elevation 2,400 feet (it is also the trailhead for Kachess Ridge). For Easton Ridge turn right on a path to Silver Creek, a few paces upstream you’ll find the bridge.
Trail stats From the trailhead to the rocky outcroppings on the ridge crest it is approximately 7 miles round-trip with about 1,700-1,900 feet elevation gain. High point is at about 4500 feet. Driving directions and trail stats by Karen Sykes
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