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McClellan Butte to top

We hiked it in Nov in deep snow and hit 30mph winds near the top.  Want to hike it without the snow/wind and make it to the top.

 Mileage: 9milesRT
 Elevation gain:3700'
 NW Forest Pass per car
 Difficult hike

Although the WTA site states that this is just a difficult hike with no views, we found it to be a great hike.  We had various views of the valley and surrounding peaks.  It was a hard hike for us BUT after Mailbox, we figure we can huff/puff up this one again!!!!

PLEASE:  We don't need to know you aren't joining us. If you RSVP with a YES, you need to read the guidelines on the discussion board and state that you will follow them. If this is not done, you will be deleted from the hike. I will no longer send reminders to you about it. Thanks for understanding and complying.
 NEW FOOTNOTE:  If your name has a star by it, then you no longer have to make the statement about guidelines.  We have a record of your statement from previous hike (s) and know you are prepared.  We want to make sure you are safe, prepared and that we, as organizers, are not held responsible for you.  Thanks for your understanding.

Guests are no longer allowed on my hikes.  They are welcome to join the meetup and sign up for the hike and comply with instructions.



 Directions: I90 to exit 42 (west Tinkerham Rd),  Turn right, drive past DOT offices.  Parking and TH are past the office on the west (right) side of the road.

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  • Casey

    The WTA site says this hike is hard (it was for me) but has no views. Incorrect about the views. Some great views of the I90 corridor/valley, stunning view of Rainier on a corner, great views from the top. Thanks for another great day of hiking.

    August 27, 2013

  • Bill V

    Weather cooperated all day. Great views! Thanks Casey for a wonderful day.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a Blue Kia Spectra5, I will be at the trailhead around 8:15am.
    See you there.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Turns out I won't be able to make it after all. :(

    August 22, 2013

  • Charlotte S.

    I really wanted this one, as it is one of my goal hikes, too, but have to care for my aunt.

    August 22, 2013

  • Casey

    Ellen- Dickerman is a challenge-glad you aren't taking the little guy. See you on another hike.
    Kyle-remember to comply with our instructions so you can go with us.
    Laura/Aurelien: if you are meeting us at TH-what make/color are your cars?

    August 22, 2013

  • Ellen

    I have to back out although this is one of my goal hikes - I am doing Mt Dickerman on Saturday and I want to take Bruiser out on Sunday - either these hikes may be to much for him

    August 22, 2013

  • Casey

    Sure, you can either meet us at TH-I think we should be there by approx 8-8:15AM. Or if anyone else (Ellen?) wants to carpool from up north. Just let me know so I can look for your car at TH. Look forward to hiking with you and everyone!!!

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Bellevue, so, can I meet you in Eastgate P&R (if some want to carpool from there) or at the trailhead ?

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have read the guidelines and will follow them.

    August 19, 2013

  • Mischellean

    sorry I have to miss this one, it is the day of our company picnic.

    August 11, 2013

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  • Casey
    ★, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Bill V
  • A former member

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