Stewart East in the snow 1.3.17

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stats:

4.1 rt

1580 ft gain

1807 ft max

gpx track, use at your own risk: Stew 1.3.17

 

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So much snow, beautiful beautiful snow…and me with no snowshoes.  Sad. But I really wanted to get out and walk in it so I thought I would try to get up to Big Foot Hill, a knob/ summit on the Stewart Range.  Stewart, it’s a range, not a mountain.  I have been up here a few times before from both the west side of Stewart and the east.  Today because I knew there would be snow I came from the east.  This entrance is outside of Van Zandt off of Potter Road.  I parked at the gate, N48 46.932 W122 13.158, and headed on up.   Continue reading

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Galbraith in the snow 12.24.16

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stats:

5.7 mi rt

max: 1804 ft

gain: 1546 ft

gpx track ,use at your own risk: Galbraith

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Another local snow day!  I thought that there would only be the fresh snow, just a few inches, but I was wrong!  Once up top we found that all of the snow was there, it had never melted out so we had about 6 – 8 inches total up there.  I know, not a huge amount considering that Baker has a base of 110 inches at Heather Meadows but hey, this is right here in town!

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2016

It was a good year of walking.  There were a few times I didn’t have my gpsr with me but here is what I recorded.

stats:

1075 mi

286014 ft ascent

8261 ft max

lookout pieced together 4.28.16 13.8 mi
Stew ogallala to #8 10.3 mi
Lookout 1.1.16 (4.9) 4.9 mi
Galbi 1.2.16 (8) 8.0 mi
Alger Alp 1.3.16 (4.6) 4.6 mi
Padden 1.4.16 (3) 3.0 mi
chuckanut forest 1.7.16 (3.1) 3.1 mi
Stew 1.10.16 (9.7) 9.7 mi
Fragrance $2 1.13.15 (3.9) 3.9 mi
lower samish 1.15.16 (2.1) 2.1 mi
Chuck loop 1.16.16 (11.7) 11.7 mi
Sharpe 1.17.16 (3.9) 3.9 mi
Lookout Cougar loop 1.18.15 (5.5) 5.5 mi
Port Whitehorn 1.19.16 (1.6) 1.6 mi
Anderson 1.20.16 (5) 5.0 mi
Lookout hippy chupacabra 1.21.16 (2.9) 2.9 mi
Manly Rd walk (1.6) 1.6 mi
Lookout Ridge Trail 1.23.16 (7.9) stumpwater 7.9 mi
Lookout up and over 1.25.16.(13.8) 13.8 mi
Cordata trail 1.26.15 (2.2) 2.2 mi
Wickersham 1.30.16 (2.6) 2.6 mi
Landing Strip 1.30.16 (0.6) 0.6 mi
Ladies of the Lake 1.30.16 (2.7) 2.7 mi
Nesset Saxon 2.1.16 (5.6) 5.6 mi
Catalyst 2.3.16 (2.4) 2.4 mi
Heady Road 2.4.16 (5.8) 5.8 mi
Elger Bay 2.6.16 (1.9) 1.9 mi
Olsen Creek small loop 2.7.16 (1.2) 1.2 mi
Maple Creek Reach 2.7.16 (2.4) 2.4 mi
Christie Creek 2.7.16 (3.1) 3.1 mi
Stewart Range 2.8.16 (19.2) 19.2 mi
Samish Preserve 2.9.16 (1.1ish) 1.1 mi
South Park 2.9.16 (1.2) 1.2 mi
Hertz Trail 2.14.16 (6.8) 6.8 mi
Lookout Preserve 2.15.16 (3.3) 3.3 mi
Brennen Crk 2.15.16 (3.6) 3.6 mi
Old #8 2.16.16 (9.6) 9.6 mi
Lookout Over Lookout (10.9) 10.9 mi
BP (6.0) 6.0 mi
Cordota (1.4) 1.4 mi
Catalyst short (1.6) 1.6 mi
Catalyst wander (4.8) 4.8 mi
Cat 2.27.16 2.7 mi
Baker Lake (7.3) 7.3 mi
Galbraith farm (3.0) 3.0 mi
Catalyst 3.6.16 3.4 mi
Eagles Roost 3.6.16 0.9 mi
old growth forest 3.6.16 1.2 mi
take me to the river 3.6.16 3.6 mi
Stewart walk through 3.7.16 11.7 mi
samish wetland walk 3.9.16 0.5 mi
samish 3.13.16 4.1 mi
Catalyst 3.13.16 1.5 mi
cat 3.28.16 4.3 mi
Catalyst 3.29.16 4.2 mi
rock lost 3.30.16 5.6 mi
blanchard loop 3.31.17 7.1 mi
Sharpe Point 4.4.16 3.2 mi
two dollar 4.6.16 4.9 mi
Stossel 4.11.16 17.1 mi
Squire 4.13.16 (5.1 mi) 5.1 mi
Twin Lakes Rd 4.17.16 (4.3 mi) 4.3 mi
Rock to Lost to views 4.20.16 (5.1 mi) 5.1 mi
Lookout chewy hippy 4.27.16 3.0 mi
Manly North 4.30.16 3.0 mi
Heliotrope 5.1.16 5.5 mi
Haystack 5.2.16 16.1 mi
Samish PNT 5.6.16 2.5 mi
Jordon Creek Falls 5.7.16 10.0 mi
Skyline Rd 5.9.16 4.1 mi
Gold run pass 5.14.16 5.2 mi
1000 puddle loop 11.7 mi
ebie 5.16.16 5.7 mi
pine and cedar 5.22.16 3.9 mi
samish 5.25.16 4.1 mi
pine and cedar 5.29.6 5.0 mi
Skyline 5.30.16 4.8 mi
Church 6.4.16 9.5 mi
Cougar Ridge Loop 6.6.16 5.7 mi
Koppen 6.24.16 7.5 mi
Nav 6.25.16 10.1 mi
Earl 6.26.16 11.6 mi
Alpine Lookout 7.2.16 10.5 mi
ccc 7.4.16 4.0 mi
Taylor 7.9.16 4.2 mi
Si 7.9.16 6.3 mi
small taxi duck 7.15.16 3.5 mi
Dickerman 7.16.16 8.8 mi
Chuckanut Loop 7.17.16 7.6 mi
Hannegan 7.29.16 16.6 mi
Pine and Cedar 7.31.16 3.7 mi
Railroad Grade 8.5.16 10.6 mi
Mt. St. Helens 8.13.16 8.8 mi
PCT 8.19 to 9.2.16 233 mi
Max’s Oyster 5.8 mi
Ptarmigan 9.8.16 7.9 mi
flat iron 9.9.16 7.5 mi
Timberline Trail, Mt. Hood 46.7 mi
rock lost 9.18.16 4.9 mi
incomplete lookout east 9.19.16 2.3 mi
Grouse 9.21.16 5.1 mi
Lookout Cougar Loop 9.26.16 4.2 mi
Maple Loop with Wing and Lewis 9.30.16 12.8 mi
Stew 10.2.16 8.1 mi
Lookout West 10.5.16 5.3 mi
Manly North 10.5.16 5.3 mi
Lookout Cougar Loop 10.7.16 4.9 mi
Lookout chewy hippy 10.9.16 5.5 mi
Hovander 10.11.16 3.5 mi
Grouse 10.12.16 3.6 mi
Samish 10.19.16 4.1 mi
powerline trail 10.21.16 8.2 mi
manly north 10.28.16 3.4 mi
Manly North 10.29.16 3.6 mi
manly north 10.30.16 3.0 mi
Galby run 11.2.16 7.4 mi
manly shorty 11.3.16 2.4 mi
Ridley to meadow 7.5 mi
alpaca way 11.7.16 3.9 mi
Lookout repeater road 11.9.16 3.2 mi
Deming Mnt 11.11.16 9.2 mi
Lookout Preserve 11.13.16 incomplete 2.3 mi
Oyster Loop 11.14.16 5.3 mi
Frag road to viewpoint 11.16.16 4.7 mi
Canyon Lake 11.19.16 2.6 mi
Lookout, Chewy and old 11.20.16 retarded awesome 7.5 mi
Anderson West 11.21.16 6.0 mi
Wickersham Forest 11.24.16 3.3 mi
Lookout Reconveyance 11.25.16 8.5 mi
cougar ridge loop 11.28.16 5.1 mi
ladies of the lake 11.30.60 3.0 mi
Ogallala #8 12.3.16 10.1 mi
Frag Lake gambol 12.4.16 6.4 mi
ccc 12.5.16 2.8 mi
Chuckanut 12.10.16 8.1 mi
Frag ridge to $2 12.11.16 4.0 mi
Stimpson 12.13.16 4.8 mi
Baker Snowshoe 12.14.16 3.5 mi
Lookout: Stumpwater to Tower of lies 12.15.16 7.2 mi
Samish with Erica 12.16.16 2.8 mi
Blanchard in the snow 12.18.16 6.7 mi
catalyst 12.21.16 2.7 mi
eagles landing 12.21.16 0.8 mi
Lookout/galby in the snow 12.24.16 5.7 mi
Padden on xmas x2 12.25.16 2.2 mi
Pine and Cedar in snow 12.26.16 4.9 mi
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Blanchard in the snow 12.18.16

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Frozen Lizard

stats:

6.6 mi rt

max: 1939 ft

gain: ~1900 ft

gpx track, use at your own risk: Blanchard

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There are so many trails up here on Blanchard Mountain.  The mountain is both DNR as well as private timber holdings.  Most of the trails on the DNR are established sanctioned trails, most of the ones on the private property are motorcycle/mountain bike trails that are user built and maintained.

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Lookout Mnt: Stumpwater in Snow 12.15.16

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Playing in snow in our local hills

Stats:

~7.5 mi rt

max: 2695 ft

gain: 2375 total ascent

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I have posted about this in the past but today was just so beautiful I wanted to share it again.  This is a great loop trail about 7.5 miles rt with a decent amount of gain.  I can get to parking in about 20 minutes from my house.  I am almost always alone.  And today I was knee deep in snow at the top, sweet sweet fluffy pow. If you want more details (coords for parking and such) check out the earlier post.

I had limited time today, I was meeting someone at the pottery studio at 1.  I wanted to play in snow and had not been up this trail for awhile so it was the perfect place to come.

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Chuckanutty kind of day 12.10.16

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stats:

8.1 mi rt

max: 1679 ft

gain: ~1800 ft ascent

gpx tracks, use at your own risk: Chuckanut

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SNOW! We have been getting it up here over the last week or so.  We took this walk on day two or three of the first snow event so it had been melting and it was slushy most of the day.  We have had another snow event since, need to go play in it. Continue reading

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Fragrance Lake gambol 12.4.16

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stats:

6.4 mi rt

max ele: 1281 ft

gain: 2028 ft

gpx track not provided.  I did a fair amount of cross country travel.

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