Monday, December 2, 2013

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Granite Lakes

Updated 12-2-2013

Trailhead  is just east of North Bend.. The first  part of the hike one does not need snowshoes. However you will need them as you get close to the Lakes.
Granite Lake with west ridge of Defiance
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Near the lakes
Bridge across Granite Creek
West ridge of Defiance
Driving Directions: From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 . Turn left (north) onto 468th Street and follow it to the junction with the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (Forest Road 56). Turn right and continue up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road to the end of the pavement (about 3 miles from the I-90 exit). Turn right near the  gated road and park, being sure not to block the gate.You need a Discover Pass.

Trail Directions: Trail is 11 miles round trip to the lakes and is  2300 foot gain. However hike is great without going to the lakes.

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Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.

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