Snow Days

So, the past two days have brought us more snow and ice in the Seattle area. I present to you my nominations of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”: The Good: Can’t get out of the neighborhood, so we work from home. The Bad: Can’t get out of the neighborhood, so we get cabin […]

Lake Elizabeth

Hiked On: December 31, 2005 Weather Conditions: Approximately 30°F-34°F, overcast, some snow Elevation: 2150-2750' Distance from Seattle: Just over 90 miles Pictures: None US Forest Service: Lake Elizabeth, Trail 1071 Even though the USFS page says this one is easy, it wasn't. We couldn't drive all the way to the trailhead (snow), so had to […]

Heather Lake Trail

Hiked On: January 2, 2005 Weather Conditions: Approximately 15-30°F, beautifully clear skies Elevation: 1600-2450' Distance from Seattle: 70 miles Pictures: Here Forest Service: Trail #701, Darrington Ranger District Diann & I picked up this hike also based on a recommendation from the same book as we used in the last several weeks' hikes ( Winter […]

Lake Twenty-Two

Hiked On: December 26, 2004 Weather Conditions: Fog in Higher Elevations, approximately 43°F Elevation: 1000-2460' Distance from Seattle: 60 miles Pictures: Here Forest Service: Trail #702, Darrington Ranger District Diann & I picked up this hike also based on a recommendation from the same book as we used in the last two weeks' hikes ( […]

Big Four Ice Caves

Hiked On: December 19, 2004 Weather Conditions: Low Fog, Occasional Rain & Sleet, approximately 40°F Elevation: 800-1000' Distance from Seattle: 70 miles Pictures: Here Forest Service: Trail #723, Darrington Ranger District Diann & I picked up this hike also based on a recommendation from the same book as we used from last week's hike ( […]