Monday, July 8, 2013

KUOW Hike- Kachess Beacon

Updated July 9, 2013
Flowers and great views from the top. East of Snoq Pass. Thanks to Karen Sykes for the photos.
View from top to Cathedral Rock
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Check out map 208  for this hike

Flowers and rocks @ Karen Sykes
Balsomroot @ Karen Sykes
Lupine @ Karen Sykes
Kachess Beacon @ Karen Sykes
From FS 4818  turn right on an unmarked road with this reflector next to it Waypoint N47.15.976 W121.11.154@ 2260'
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). Stay on Road No. 4818 go less then one mile to an unsigned road junction, turn right-- on the tree there is a pink reflector (see photo above). 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

Trail stats: 5.6 miles round-trip with about 2200 feet elevation gain. High point is at about 4584 feet. Hike 1.9 miles on trail 1315 to trail 1315.3 (Waypoint at junction are N 47.17.398 W 121.10.256 at 3743 feet) and to .9 mile hike to top.

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