Did Stan’s Overlook today with Ken. The trail had a couple of icy patches and a bit of snow. No doubt it would have gotten deeper had we gone on but Ken is recovering from some knee damage so we just went to Stan’s.
Beautiful President’s Day hike, the standard Section Line but this time I took a different route back, through the Talus Rocks Trail:
Back via Wetlands and this time, I took a left at the signed trail intersection that says ‘.2 miles to Puget Power Trail’ (right). I went left and found out where a particular left turn, early in the Adventure Trail goes.
So about 6.5 miles, beautiful day, good workout.
Update 2/21/18 – did this hike again but this time with the Garmin. Unfortunately, it screwed up again; even though I cleared the current trip and the current track the file included the trip to the trail head. Bummer.
UPDATE 3/3/2018 – Did this hike again today, from the Section Line direction. Beautiful sunny day.
UPDATE: 3/6/2018 – Did this in fairly standard order, Adventure Trail, etc. with Ken, Greg, Carl. One little twist, at the steep section Nook/Section intersection we went up for maybe .25 mile or so just for the extra workout. Back down via Wetland Trail, total time only about 2.5 hours. No break all the way to the end of the Section Line.
UPDATE: 3/14/2018 – Did the standard direction to Section Line only (no Talus Rocks) on Monday 3/12 prior to babysitting Camden. Plan to get out tomorrow, 3/15, and will be doing a 16-mile Tiger hike with Derek and possibly Ryan on Saturday.
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I hiked Rattlesnake Mountain/Stan’s Overlook on Thursday, 2/8 with Ken:
On Saturday, while most of the Saturday hiking crew was training for the Chilly Hilly bike ride around Bainbridge Island, Carl and I and Carl’s friend Steve hiked up to West Tiger 3 via the steepest trail on the mountain.
The signs on this trail just say ‘unmaintained’. Based on the map it could be an extension of the Nook Trail or the Section Line Trail – whatever – but it takes you from 1100 feet to 2400 feet in .8 mile.
A fun couple of hikes, I am looking forward to more next week.
Very nice hike today, comfortable weather. Mid-40’s, a little misty but not too bad.
Did Twin Falls with Greg, Ken, Mark, Mike and Carl. We got to the IHT and Greg, Ken and Mark went up Mt. Washington trail about .4 mile (or so I guess from their report) while Mike and Carl and I went east on the IHT about 1/3 mile or so – I have a new pair of binoculars I wanted to test by focusing on the mountains to the north but it was just too cloudy to see much.
Oh, well, we are planning another hike on Tuesday, perhaps it will be better viewing then.
Lots of water these days, the river and the falls are spectacular: