Tiger Mountain Cable Line – 10/10/15

Tiger 3 Summit/end of cable line trail
Tiger 3 Summit/end of cable line trail

The Tiger Mountain Cable Line trail – there really is a cable line on this trail – is a notoriously steep trail from the parking lot at 400′ to the summit at 2500′ in about 1.7m.  This cable line has various warning signs that it is rough, unmaintained, etc.

Naturally, this draws hikers like ants on a pear.  It has five distinct steep and steeper sections and finally you get to the summit of Tiger 3.  (there are 6 peaks in and about Tiger Mountain)

We got there at headlight time, 6:30, and went right up the trail.

Typical trail section
Typical non-cable trail section
Seattle!
Seattle!

We went down Tiger 3 and then up Tiger 2:

Tiger 2 Summit
Tiger 2 Summit
Nice to know it's there if you need it
Nice to know it’s there if you need it

Nice trail and nice view on the way down:

The trail down

The sky calmed down for a little while
The sky calmed down for a little while

Just under 7 miles, 4.5 hours, lots of steep elevation gain, soaked to the skin – we had a great time.

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