Hiked On: April 24, 2005
Weather Conditions: Approximately 65°F, clear skies
Distance from Seattle: Just shy of 50 miles
Forest Service: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area
After a 3 month or so hiking hiatus, we've started up again, and decided that we should take it easy from the beginning. Diann & I picked up this hike based on a recommendation from a book that is published by the Mountaineers ( 55 Hikes Around Snoqualmie Pass Mountains-to-Sound Greenway , ISBN 0898867770). The hike was approximately 2.5 miles round trip. The weather for today's hike couldn't have been better. The trail was in good condition. It took us approximately 45 minutes to get to the trailhead from Seattle and about 2 hours of hiking (including taking pictures at the slippery slab, enjoying the view and snacks) to do the round-trip. The slippery slab is a large slab of granite that Denny Creek travels on top of and erodes to make nice and smooth.
There were several families up at the top of the slab complete with kids ranging in age from around 7-10 years old. Definitely a pretty simple and relaxing hike.