Mount Pilchuck Hike

 

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http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mount-pilchuck

Mt. Pilchuck

Join us Saturday, September 21st for another beautiful hike.

**Important Note** YOU MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION TO DO THIS HIKE. IT IS A MODERATELY CHALLENGING HIKE BECAUSE OF ALL THE ROCKS. PLEASE HAVE THE RIGHT SHOES AND TREKKING POLES OR HIKING STICKS. PLEASE BE PREPARED.

Departure Time: 9am
Estimated Return Time: 4pm or sooner
*Time for lunch (be sure and pack one and bring water)
*Time for breaks, photographs, etc.

***BBQ at my place afterwards. Potluck. Rain or shine. I will provide meat, everyone else can bring side dishes.

Carpool location: IGA parking lot (old Red Apple) in Granite Falls

Roundtrip: 5.4 miles long (2.7 one-way)

Elevation Gain: 2200 ft Highest Point: 5324 feet

Passes: National Forrest Pass

Features: Wildflowers/Meadows, Mountain views & Summits

Type of gear needed: Layers, trek poles, bug spray, sunscreen & lots of water.

Cost: Depending on how many people go, gas and pass can be shared.

Driving Directions:

From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east. One mile beyond the Verlot Public Service Center, turn right onto graveled Forest Road 42 immediately after crossing the "Blue Bridge." Drive 7 miles to the trailhead at the road end (elev. 3100 ft). Privy available.

October: Tony's pick

November: Snowshoeing starts

 

PS. Please do not RSVP to this hike unless you are sure you can go. I prefer if you are on the fence to RSVP yes the night before so I have a head count for morning. No need to RSVP you are not going. Looking forward to seeing everyone :)

 

PSS. Bring plenty of water. There is no water at the top & people often run out.

 

PSSS. If it is raining that day, we have a backup hike planned:

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/heather-lake-1

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  • Tony C.

    Great hike, great people, and just a lot of fun!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Ben Y.

    I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone. Great day and great company.

    2 · September 21, 2013

  • Lynda

    It was a beautiful hike to Heather Lake. Thank you Tony, Deana, Ben & Dan for coming today. Not sure what happened to Lori, Johnnie & Marsha? Hope you didn't show up & couldn't find us. Had a great potluck after the hike with good food and good company. Looking forward until next time :)

    2 · September 21, 2013

  • Deana

    Beautiful day!

    2 · September 21, 2013

  • Lynda

    High chance of rain on Saturday so we will probably be doing Heather Lake. Pilchuck is too dangerous if the rocks are wet. We will reschedule on a sunny day. I really want to make it to the top in 2013! :)

    September 18, 2013

  • Ben Y.

    Hi, is anybody carpooling at the IGA in GF? I would appreciate carpooling with someone. Since, my little porsche doesn't take to gravel roads very well. Thx

    September 17, 2013

    • Lynda

      I'm sure there will be some carpooling. If I have room in my car you can ride with us Ben.

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am registered for the camping weekend with SnoKing Singles, but may be able to attend this hike; will confirm by Friday. Does that work? I'd leave after hike for the camp/ranch. New to this group so want to follow your processes correctly. I meet the reqs for this hike.

    September 18, 2013

    • Lynda

      Sure, Johnnie. Tony is going to the camping on Sat. afternoon after the hike also.

      September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great, a hike I've always wanted to do.. May I bring my guest? Which would be my Canon 5D?

    August 24, 2013

    • Lynda

      Sure Johnnie :)

      August 25, 2013

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