Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Big Greider Lake

Updated July 6, 2017

Off of Highway 2 in the Sultan Basin is a great snowfree hike. Thanks to Alan Bauer for the photos. The hike starts on an old road and once on the trail you will hike to 3 lakes.

Big Greider Lake @ Alan Bauer
On the way up by Little Greider Lake @ Alan Bauer
Near the begiinning of the hike you will find Spada Lake @ Alan Bauer

Driving Directions:
US 2 east to from Everett to Sultan. Turn left onto Sultan Basin Road just after milepost 23. And follow it for a little over 13 miles, the last 3 of which are unpaved but in great condition. At that point, stop off at a kiosk to sign in and acknowledge that you will follow the rules of hiking in the area. Make sure you stop here, as you could be cited and fined if you don’t register. After the kiosk, continue following the road, keeping right at the Y onto forest road 61. Another 5 miles on a well-maintained gravel road will take you to the trailhead. 

Trail stats: Close to 11 miles roundtrip and about 2000' gain. Here is the track 

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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