18.65 miles of hiking • 5250' elevation gain • 2 nights
Hiked from the Slab Camp TH up to Deer Ridge and then onto Deer Park. Since the road to Deer Park is still closed had the camp ground entirely to myself..... sweet! Next morning hiked up Blue Mtn.& the views @ its 6000+ peak were again.... sweet! Could clearly see Mt. Olympus, Mt. Baker, Glacier Peak, Hurricane Ridge, & multiple peaks from the summit. Descended Blue Mtn., located the Grand Ridge trail & followed the trail a couple miles up Green Mtn. until the snow got to deep. Headed back down the next morning.
May 26 – May 28, 2017
11.54 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
Could not make it to the lake due to snow. Trail is pretty much snow covered from the Buckhorn Lake cutoff & I quit when I began postholing up to my crouch & could not locate any signs of the trail.
May 19, 2017
10.43 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •
Sun,rain,hail,snow this day had it all weather wise. The Deer Park campground is still pretty much snow covered. Some snow on the trail but traction devices not needed. This hike is on my sunny day re-do list.
May 6, 2017
8.9 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
Hiked to the 3rd viewpoint. After the logged out area trail was pretty much solid snow until viewpoint 3. If I had remembered my microspikes I would have used them.
April 29, 2017
10.19 miles of hiking • 3250' elevation gain •
Entered via the Elbo Creek TH. Just a few patches of snow during the road walk but no traction devices required. Very nice 360 degree views from the summit.
April 16, 2017
8 miles of hiking • 2750' elevation gain •
Lots of ice & snow at the lake. Enough that you can walk upon the lake to the island.
March 25, 2017
10.55 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Due to the road wash out @ the Carbon River entrance it is a 3 mile hike to get to the TH. There was about 4 feet of snow @ the lake & the lake was completely snow covered.
March 12, 2017
9.12 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
Hiked the trail up to FS Rd. 030 where I donned the snowshoes & continued up to viewpoint a couple miles up the road off of FS Rd. 043. Did not see a single soul the entire day.
March 4, 2017
9.44 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •
Leisurely hike in the Olympics. Hiked a bit passed the junction with the Flapjack Lakes TH.
February 12, 2017
4 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Quick pre Super Bowl leg stretcher.
February 5, 2017
14.1 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
Hiked the lower trail to the upper trail head. The upper trail head leads to Marmot Pass. Trail was very icy and micro spikes needed.
January 29, 2017
12.48 miles of hiking • 3500' elevation gain •
Hike is mostly in the trees until approx. the last half mile. Old fire lookout @ the top. Great 360 degree views.
January 15, 2017
5.39 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
Annual New Years day hike with the family.