Monday, December 15, 2014

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Rattlesnake Mt. Traverse

Updated: 12-16-2014

A nice workout with a two car shuttle you can hike the entire length of Rattlesnake Mt. near North Bend. There is just patchy snow near top which is usual for this time of the year. Can have nice views depends on cloud cover..
View from ledge - Mt. Si of course
View of Mt. Baker from Grand Prospect
View from Grand Prospect

Driving Directions:  Take two cars and park one at the west end then the other at the east end. For the West end: Take I-90 east to Exit 27 then go right and follow the road to the end. Need Discover Pass. This is the Snoqualmie Point trailhead. For the East end- Rattlesnake Lake: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 32 and go right on 436th Avenue SE and drive about 4.5 miles and parking on right. Need Discover Pass.

Trail Stats: Some descriptions indicate 10.2 miles roundtrip. We showed closer to 10.7 miles roundtrip with about 2500 foot gain.

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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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