Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Johnson Ridge

Updated June 9

Snow free hike that  has lots flowers just starting to come out and from the top of Scorpion Mt. there are  great views. To the north of Glacier Peak and peaks off the Mt. Loop Highway and to the  south views Mt. Daniel, Mt. Hindman, and Mt. Rainier. Trail is west of Stevens Pass off of Hwy 2. Thanks for Alan Bauer for the photos.

View of Glacier Peak from top @ Alan Bauer
View of Sloan Peak and Glacier Lilies @ Alan Bauer

Big green meadow at top @ Alan Bauer

Glacier Lily up close @ Alan Bauer
Driving Directions: From Everett head east on US 2 for 50  miles and past  Skykomish turn left onto Beckler River Road (Forest Road 65). Continue north for 6.9 miles to the pavement's end and a three-way junction (just before a bridge over Rapid River). Make a sharp right turn onto FR 6520. In 2.7 miles bear left at an unmarked junction, continuing on FR 6520 for another 4.2 miles to the road's end and trailhead (elev. 3700 ft).

Trail stats: 9 mile roundtrip and about 2650 feet gain.

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