Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Bandera Mountain

Updated 6-23-2017

Hike is off of I-90 west of Snoq Pass.Good workout. The photos were taken from last year but according to recent trip reports trail is snowfree except perhaps just a few patches at the very top. ..

View of the Olympics on the way up

McClellan Butte view from the top

Mike Samoya- crossing creek
View from top with clouds rolling in and out
Driving Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 45 (Forest Road 9030). Drive north, then stay left on FR 9030. About 1 mile from the freeway, stay left again, now on Mason Lake Road (FR 9031). At about 3.9 miles from the freeway, park..

Trail Stats: At about 3 miles fork to left goes to Mason Lake we take fork north and uphill. To the top is about 3.7 miles or total miles is 7.4 mile roundtrip and 3000 foot gain. Although some other reports show 8 miles total and 3400 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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