Friday, February 17, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Heybrook Lookout & More

February 17, 2017

Heybrook Lookout and Bridal Veil Falls are off Hwy 2. west of Stevens Pass.  I hiked last fall and my pictures reflect that. However I did check recent trip reports of hikes and folks found hardpack snow and use of micro-spikes on last part of Heybrook hike and needed them for entire hike to the falls. Both trails are off  Highway 2 and west of Stevens Pass

Great views from lookout @ Fagin

View towards Mt Index on way up @ Fagin
Current photo @WTA

View of Mt Index from top @ Fagin
Fagin looking east from top
Steep climb but protected @ Fagin
Current photo @ WTA

Driving Directions: From Everett follow US 2 east for 37 miles (approximately 2 miles east of the steel bridge crossing the Skykomish River) to the trailhead (elev. 850 ft), located on the north side of the highway.
Trail stats: 2.6 miles roundtrip 850 feet gain
Hike Two- Bridal Veil Falls
Lots of water will cool you off @ Fagin
Water streaming down from Lake Serene @ Fagin
Driving directions. From Heybrook lookout go on Highway 2 and go about 2 miles west and turn left on Mount Index Road and go about 0.40 miles to trail.
Trail stats: 4.4 miles roundtrip about 1000 foot gain

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