Monday, June 15, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Lake Caroline

Updated June 15,2015

Lake Caroline outside of Leavenworth currently is providing a great flower show. Also great views of the Mt. Stuart Range. Thanks to Alan Bauer for most of the photos.

View of Stuart Range from ridge above Lake Caroline @ Alan Bauer
Lyall's Mariposa Lily @ Alan Bauer
Queen's Cup @ Alan Bauer
Tiger Lily @ Alan Bauer
Forest recovering from fire @ Michael Fagin
View of Mt. Stuart @ Michael Fagin
Driving Directions: From US 2 just on the western side of Leavenworth, follow the paved Icicle Creek Road (Forest Road 76) for 8.4 miles, turning left onto Eightmile Road (FR 7601). Continue on this  dirt road for 3.1 miles to the trailhead.
Trail Stats: 11.5 miles roundtrip and 3100 foot gain.

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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