Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Bessemer Mt

Updated 1 April 20, 2017
This trailhead is near North Bend Washington. It is a logging road walk that takes you up to saddle at about 4100 feet. This offers great views. If you want to go to the summit that is another 1.2 miles or so and another 1100' and you need to access any possible avalanche issues. Snowshoes are needed at about 3000'.

View from the top of Olympics @ Gerrit Saylor 
View from the top George and Mt Rainier @ Gerrit Saylor
Lower part trail  lots of moss @ Michael Fagin

Waterfalls on the way up

View of Russian Buttes at the saddle @ Michael Fagin
Driving Directions: From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 34 and 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 for 7.4 miles park at gated road on the left. Gate is marked "905 " and it is blue. You need discovery pass as this is state land DNR.
Trail Stats: About 3000 foot gain high point is 4100 feet. About 10 miles roundtrip. Start on logging road and walk about a mile and then turn right on logging road, going left takes you on an old hiking trail which you do not want. Basically continue to follow logging road and follow it uphill until you reach saddle at about 4100 feet. Do not go to the summit, safe that for the summer. Saddle at Location GPS way points
Latitude: 47.545972º N
Longitude: 121.618268º W
Altitude: 4,077 ft
Thanks George for GPS waypoints.

Please bring map and compass and or GPS as these directions are just estimates.
Hike for MPF

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