Tuesday, August 14, 2012

KUOW Hike - Bear Cr. Mt & Annette Lake

Updated Tuesday 8-14-2012
Bear Creek Mountain east of White Pass in Goat Rock Wilderness. Best days to go are Tuesday through Friday. Chance of thundershowers this weekend.
Photos and directions from Dennis Long
Photo below is lupine field with Goat Rocks in background
Green Trails Maps- One of the 10 essentials
Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 303 and 304 . Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/
Photo below is on the way to the top through the meadows
Photo below no shortage of lupine
Photo below is from the top with Goat Rocks in background
Driving directions: From Seattle to go Highway 12 to White Pass and drive east till you get to FS 1200 (Clear lake Rd.) Take this to FS 1204 all the way to the trailhead near Section 3 Lake. Need high clearance vehicle for last several miles. Good map and directions Critical. . There was a Subaru at trail. Trailhead waypoints . coordinates. 46-33'-21", 121-18'-43" Trail Stats: Start at 6000 feet go to 7337 feet. 3.5 miles one way. Trail 1129 to trail 1130 to trail 1130A. Directions are our best estimates. Please bring map and compass and or GPS.

Option 2 Hike: If you are looking for a hike that is closer to Seattle Lake Annette is a good one The Annette Lake Trail climbs steadily and sometimes steeply up the western slope of Silver Peak. The first 0.75 of a mile crosses old clear-cuts, finally entering into old growth on the south side of the Iron Horse Trail. From here, the switchbacks continue up the mountain for two miles and level out in the last mile before the lake. It ends near the lake outlet. Good campsites exist beyond the outlet, on the southwest section of the lake shore.
Driving directions:Exit #47 from I-90. Turn south at the first stop sign and then turn left on FS Road #55. Drive 0.25 mile to the large parking lot on the right. The trail begins at the east end of the parking lot, up the gravel road and to the left.
. Just click link below for more details http:// http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/annette-lake>
Photo below is of Lake Annette, Photo by chienhtsai

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