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By: Elliott | December 18, 2017

The trailhead is at the PUD substation on 10st St North in East Wenatchee. 

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By: Elliott | October 15, 2017

This is a rescheduled hike. I apologize for the short notice, but the plan is to meet at the Subway parking lot off Easy Street at 8:30am and head west to the trail near Lake Wenatchee. 
 
Here is what the WTA has to say about the hike: 
 
On the east side of Stevens Pass, near Lake Wenatchee, two large, calm lakes wait in a lush basin lined with pine trees, bigleaf maples, and an&...

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By: Elliott | October 09, 2017

In hopes of seeing lots of changing larches, we are going to hike the Pipeline trail (starting at the trailhead adjacent to the Devils Gulch trailhead off Liberty/Beehive Rd.) to where it connects in to the Clara/Marion lakes trail and head up to the lakes, then hike back on the Squilchuck trail, finishing by coming down Liberty/Beehive Rd back to the parking spot. According to my map, it's approximately 7 miles. Meet at Lincoln Park at 9am. The east side lot is closed for construction so let's meet at the lot on the west side off Methow.

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By: Elliott | September 29, 2017

Note: meet-up time changed to 8am.


OK, this is actually a rescheduled hike, but I am behind in posting the hike notices on this page. This is a great hike but a bit of a butt-kicker up front, as a lot of the elevation gain is early in the hike. One piece of advice - if you can, try to bring some fresh fruit to share with the person staffing the lookout. The lookout will greatly appreciate the gift.


Here is the info on the hike from the WTA:


Alpine Lookout is a classic central Washington ridge walk. The distance on this hike makes it a bit harder than moderate, but two-thirds of the climb is completed in t...

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By: Elliott | September 29, 2017

Yesterday, September 27, I took my dog on a hike to Merritt Lake and then Lost Lake.  The colors are just beginning to pop, especially the vine maples. There is a bank of vine maples behind the sawmill just east of Coles Corner on Hwy 2, and in the morning light they were spectacular. I am attaching a photo of a vine maple I saw on my hike to give you an idea of the colors. 

BTW, I know some of you hiked to Merritt Lake earlier this year, but if you are a fisherman then you owe it to yourself to make the additional trek to Lost Lake. I didn't have the same success fishing that I had last year, but I did catch a fish on my very first cast, and I caught and released several fish and brought home one nice cutthroat trout.  A word...

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By: Elliott | August 28, 2017

This is short notice, but shooting for Tuesday to see who can make it. We can move to later in the week if needed. This is out past Lake Wenatchee, so it's a bit of a drive. We will meet at the Subway parking lot off Easy Street in Wenatchee and carpool it from there.


Here is a description of the hike from WTA:


Heather Lake is a moderate day hike to an attractive lake just below the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), particularly good for families. There are huckleberries in season and a dive into the lake will refresh hikers in the warmth of August.

Many maps and earlier guidebook entries note mileage of 6.5 miles, but this does not reflect that the trailhead has been moved back along the road approximately 0.3 miles, so the beginning and end are on ...

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By: Elliott | August 15, 2017

I don't know who all can make this, but the idea is to meet at the Subway parking lot off Easy Street at 8am and head west to the trail near Lake Wenatchee. 

Here is what the WTA has to say about the hike:


On the east side of Stevens Pass, near Lake Wenatchee, two large, calm lakes wait in a lush basin lined with pine trees, bigleaf maples, and an understory of salmonberry and blackberry. On the way in, the trail shows off gigantic western redcedars, as well as rushing mountain streams, and an impressive rocky canyon.

From the trailhead, head into the woods, immediately beginning to climb, though not too steeply, up the trail. Less than half a mile from the trailhead, a spur trail veers left. This offers an overlook of the valley below, ...

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By: Elliott | August 10, 2017

Tom and Lil suggested this hike as their last hurrah before they snowbird their way across the country on their way back to Arizona for the winter. FYI, this is a steep hike, but it's well worth the effort.


Here is what the WTA has to say about the hike:


Tucked in a cirque a few miles east of Stevens Pass are Minotaur Lake, its immediate neighbor Theseus and overlooking Labyrinth Mountain. This group of alpine destinations, named for symbols in the Greek mythos, make for a great day hike and an excellent workout. 


Don’t be dissuaded by older printings of the Green Trails map that list the elevation of this lake as 6600 feet, it is only 5600 feet. More recent versions of the maps include the corrected elevation, but covering 1900 feet in a...

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By: Elliott | August 10, 2017

A few suggestions have been thrown out, including a hike up the Entiat or Heather Lake. Next week's weather looks to be a lot cooler than this week's weather, so that may open up places we might not consider in hotter weather. 


Where would you like to hike next week?

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By: Elliott | August 08, 2017

Hi All! Sorry for the late post. This is another Tom/Lil hike. We are planning to meet at 8am at the Subway parking lot in N. Wenatchee.  All indications are that there will be bugs so plan accordingly. Here is a link to the hike on the WTA site: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mt.-mccausland


If it hasn't been made clear enough, please either comment here or respond by email if you plan to attend. We will no longer be taking "roll call" so if we haven't hear d from you, we won't know to look for you. Hope to see you Wednesday!

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