Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
View downstream from the bridge.
About 4 miles or so down the trail, we saw this fork (we later learned it was a section of the trail that had been washed out). We decided to head down to explore a bit.
There were some gorgeous river side views.
Pano looking east:
The trail crosses over the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
a brief walk down to the river edge, looking back at the bridge we just crossed.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Headed east of the mountains to go snowshoeing. About 10 miles north of Roslyn, to hike up to Hex Mountain. This is a 7 mile round trip hike with 2,600 ft of elevation gain. There was a small parking area on the side of the road (903 north) just before Newport Creek. We walked up the road a short ways turning up the first maintained/plowed road going off to the right. (signs say "Logging trucks only). This is the second road after Newport Creek. About a mile up the plowed road there is an unplowed road to the right that leads to the summer Hex Mountain Trailhead.
Further up the unplowed road, we found the Hex Mountain Trailhead. About 1.7 miles from road 903.
Before heading up the trail, a short ways down the road, there is a nice view of Lake Cle Ellum. (This may be the summer trailhead parking area)
From the summer trailhead, it is about 1.5 miles up to Hex Mountain. The first part goes up a ridge line with great views of the lake below and of the ridge line.
Pano from further up the trail:
The upper ridge line goes through a denser forest.
Finally, we could see the summit between the trees. It is a steep climb to the top, we were glad there was fresh snow.
Pano from the top looking northward:
Pano from the top looking southward: