Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Noble Knob

Update 6-10-2014

This hike does have snow on it with about 50 to 60% coverage so you want to be comfortable with snow travel. This offers great views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Stuart to the east. This trail should be snowfree in about 3 weeks or so. The hike is located off of Highway 410 and east of the town Greenwater.

View of Mt. Stuart, from top @ Dennis Long
View towards south from the top

View of Rainier from top of Noble Knob
On the way up

Driving Directions via Short cut: Getting there: From Greenwater on SR 410 continue about 2 miles to FS Road 70 and turn left. Take FS 70 for 5.8 miles then turn right on FS Road 72. Take FS 72 for 0.6 miles to FS 7220 and turn left. Take 7220 for 1 mile to FS 7222 and turn right onto FS 7222. Finally take FS 7222 for 5.7 miles and look for wide spot and park. There is an unsigned trail going up on the right and this is trail 1184. .
Trail Stats via short cut
4 miles round trip with starting elevation at 4888 feet and Noble Knob at 6011 feet
GPS waypoints: Trailhead: where we started along Rd 7222
N 47-03-55 W 121-30-06 (4,888 feet)
Note that as of 6-10-2014 snow blocks getting to the start of the trail as you now need to walk an extra mile or so. Another week or two road should be all melted out.

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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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