Friday, June 2, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Granite Lakes

Updated 6-2-2017

Trailhead  is just east of North Bend and is just past the trailhead of the ever popular Mailbox. This is a snowfree hike.
Granite Lake with west ridge of Defiance
View on the way towards the lake @Henryk Melcer
West ridge of Defiance from lake
Granite Creek roaring @Henryk Melcer
Trillium @Henryk Melcer
At the lake @Henryk Melcer
Start of trail @Henryk Melcer
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 go about 3 miles from the I-90 exit and park on the right in the small place provided.

Trail Directions: Trail is 11.miles round trip to the lakes and is  2300 foot gain.  Here is the track

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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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