Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Rachel Lake

Great fall hike with colors peaking now. Hike is 12 miles east of Snoq Pass. However, please note there has been 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' so perhaps a dusting there. Much of the new snow is close to 4000. Please note that these photos were taken last year at the exact same time.

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
Driving Directions
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 is at the road's end.

Trail stats
Round trip 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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