Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Thorp Lookout

Updated 9-8-2014
This hike offers great views and is located in the Salmon La Sac region, east of Snoq Pass. 
Thorp Lookout- great views from the top @ Maria Lamarca Anderson

Lunch time sardines for (L to R) Bartlett,Frank and Hank. Server Brian
Matt (L) and Brian (R)
Views to the west
Mt. Rainier in the distance with Cle Elum Lake
Driving directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to take exit 80 (signed "Roslyn/Salmon La Sac"). Head north on Salmon La Sac Road (State Route 903) about 15 miles, passing through Roslyn and past Cle Elum Lake. Just past the upper end of the lake, turn left onto French Cabin Road (Forest Road 4308). Drive 3.25 miles on FR 4308 then turn right onto FR 4312 . Go 1.5 miles on FR 4312 to a gated road on the right and park here (don't block the gate). Walk about 1/4 to 1/2 mile on the road and go to trail  1316  which will be on the left.The last part of hike is on trail 1315.2. You can take side trip to the Lake and that only adds 0.50 miles roundtrip
Stats: 7 miles roundtrip and 2300 foot gain.

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