A great workout and close in hike still snowfree. Great views on a clear day, like this Friday.
Thanks to Kim Scattarella for some of the photos.
|Richard Sherman in the mailbox @ Kim|
|Kim at the mailbox|
|View on the way up @ Kim|
Directions: Take exit 34 from I-90. Head north on 468th Ave SE for approximately half a mile until the intersection with the SE Middle Fork Road. Turn right onto the Middle Fork Road. Follow SE Middle Fork Road 2.2 miles to the stop sign at the junction with SE Dorothy Lake Road. Head left onto SE Middle Fork Road and drive .3 miles. Take the turnoff to the trailhead on the right and continue a short distance up the paved road to the paved parking.
Trail stats: 4000 foot gain and miles are about 11.5 miles given some of the recent changes. Might be slightly higher.