Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Melakwa Lake

Updated 7-12-2017

I hiked this last year but I did check out several recent trip reports and this trail is open and snowfree.

Waterfalls part way to the lake

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River crossing popular spot in summer
One will always find happy hikers

Melakwa Lake 
Driving Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 47 . Turn left over the overpass and proceed to a  junction. Turn right and travel 0.25 mile to Denny Creek Road (Forest Road 58). Turn left and drive 2.5 miles, turning left on the paved road just after the Denny Creek Campground. The trailhead is at the road's end

Trail Stats: 9 miles roundtrip and 2300 foot gain. However some folks have indicated that is it is closer to 11.5 mile roundtrip. .



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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