Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Granite Lakes

Updated January 11, 2018

This was hiked this past Monday before the new snow that just (1-11-2018) occurred at about 3000 feet. So might need snowshoes if you want to go to the hike. However I would think most (90%+)of the trail is fine without snowshoes.

Hike looking north several miles into the hike
Michael crossing bridge @ Dennis Long
Just before the lakes
Granite Lakes photo taken this past summer, snow now
Trail stats: New trail is about 8 miles roundtrip to the lakes. Here is our track we stop just stop of the hike. This was about 1/4 mile away from the lakes. 

Driving directions: Take exit 34 from I-90. Head north on 468th Ave SE for approximately half a mile until the intersection with the SE Middle Fork Road. Turn right onto the Middle Fork Road. Follow SE Middle Fork Road 2.2 miles to the stop sign at the junction with SE Dorothy Lake Road. Head left onto SE Middle Fork Road and drive .3 miles to Mailbox trailhead. However continue 2.3 miles to the new  .

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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