Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fagin's Hike (Snowshoe of the Week)- Easton Ridge

Updated February 8, 2018
We just snowshoed this on February 7 and it was mostly hard-packed snow. The trail has a few bare spots but snowshoes are very hand. Part of the hike is on a snow covered logging road.

View on the way up of Kachess Lake
Silver Creek
Open hills and a good workout
George and Dave working way down
From Road No 4818 you turn right on this unmarked road (see flagging) and proceed 3/4 mile to trail
Directions: From Seattle drive I-90 east and get off at Exit 70. Proceed over the freeway and turn left onto frontage road. Then turn right on FS Road 4818 (signed Kachess Dam Road) and park here on the side as you cannot proceed on the road with your vehicle.

Trail stats: Here is our track Hike on Road No. 4818 go less then one mile to an unsigned road junction, turn right (see photo above where you turn right there is flagging on it). Continue about 3/4 mile to the trailhead trail 1315 (Silver Creek) , elevation 2,368 feet (it is also the trailhead for Easton Ridge). Waypoints at Trailhead are N 47.16.03 W 121.10.28 Careful trail is hard to find. You walk  for a very short distance follow sign for for Silver Creek  trail 1315 but in less than 1/8 a mile you will notice a path (on your right- unmarked) and  turn right on a path to the creek. Then once next to creek and on trail turn left and go a short distance upstream you’ll find the bridge and cross bridge and continue there and follow trail. In about a mile or so , at 3400 feet, you will reach a ridge top and turn right and follow trail 1212. We continued another mile or so. Our hike as a little over 6 miles 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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