Tuesday, February 12, 2013

KUOW Hike of the Week- Slippery Creek

Updated Tuesday 2-19-2013
Slippery Creek is a great snowshoe trip off of Highway 410 near small town of Greenwater. You can snowshoe or ski if good ski skills. First 2 miles is hard snow then good snow above.

Thanks to Dennis Long for photos and route!
View at Pass with wind blowing snow and clouds @ Dennis Long
Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. 238 is the map for this hike. Click here for complete list of maps. 
Usually you can park at the gate @ Dennis Long
Mt. Rainier view on way up @ Michael Fagin
The big rock 1 mile from gate @ Michael Fagin
Wish we had skis here @ Dennis Long
Michael Fagin taking a break @ Dennis Long

Driving Directions: From Enumclaw drive on State Highway 410 east  and just  before you get to the small town of Greenwater turn left on logging road FS 7125. This is just past MP 42. If you reach the town you have gone too far.  Follow logging road FS 7125 then bear left which go about 1.5 miles and park at gate. However in the middle of winter need to park a mile before the gate.
Trail Directions: Follow road to point at about 3900 feet which is 1800 foot gain and 4 miles one way. See our track below.
Always bring map-compass-GPS as these directions are the best estimates.
Need Hancock Permit- White River area
http:// https://hancockrecreationnw.com/
Trail stats and directions are the best estimates so please bring map and compass and or GPS for precise directions
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Here is our route
Our route 1840' gain and 7.7 miles roundtrip @ Dennis Long

Check out snowshoe trips offered by Forest Service. . Click here for complete list of programs. 

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