Great fall hike with colors peaking now. Hike is 12 miles east of Snoq Pass. However please note there is been new snow this week so you can expect up to 6 to 10 inches of snow at the lake. These photos were taken before the recent snow. The hike starts at 3000 feet so perhaps a dusty there and much of the new snow is close to 4000.
|Frank (dog) going for swim @ Brian Fagin|
|Waterfalls and colors!! @Shellie Oakley|
|View of Hibox|
|Above Rachel Lake|
|Fall colors at peak|
|Hibox in distnace|
From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 62 (signed "Kachess Lake"). Turn left from the exit ramp and drive northeast and follow the signs to Lake Kachess Campground. Turn left on FR 4930, which goes about 4 miles to a large parking lot and the trailhead at the road's end.
Roundtrip 8.0 miles, Elevation Gain 1600 feet, highest Point 4600 feet. To the lake. Here is a track as I hiked above the lake towards Alta Peak and added another 1.25 miles or so.
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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