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July 4 Hike: Hall Creek to Mt. Washington Loop Hike

Elevation: 3,200 Feet

Distance: 10+ Miles

Level of Difficulty: Strenuous Hike

Views: Many

Bugs: Yes

This is a great loop hike especially if you like instant gratification. The steepest part of the hike is up Hall Creek in the beginning. However, with all the views, we will take it slow with many breaks to soak in the scenery, and visit Hall Creek Viewpoint. After the break, this hike will continue up the Change Creek valley, past no-name lake, and up to the Great Wall. From here, Mt. Washington summit is mostly a road walk. The hike back will be down the Mt. Washington trial to the Iron Horse Trail, back to the car to close off othe loop.

On this journey, we will see caves, waterfalls, and great views of North Bend and I-90 corridor. Expect some section with snow patches.

With this large loop hike, and another break on top of Mt Washington, I don't expect to be back to the parking lot until 5:00 p.m.

If it's a rainy day, I will make this a shorter hike up and down Hall Creek (back by 1:00 p.m. latest).

Note: I have room for 5 to carpool. Last time I used this trailhead in April 2013, no Discover Pass was required.

**Note on Conditioning**

This is a long hike and steep in places with a lot of elevation gain. You need to be involved in regular exercise to consider this hike.

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  • Tina H

    Another great hike from Brent! Brent, please next time don't invite the squeeters though! ; )

    July 4, 2013

    • Tina H

      LOL Laraissa! Yes.. thank you Brent for dialing down the heat and for berry feast at the end!

      July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Brent for a great hike!!!!!

    July 4, 2013

  • "J"

    Hi Everyone (that attended), first Brent thanks for the awesome day. It great to meet the new people, and it was wonder to see old friends. If anyone wants to see my pictures from today's trip here they are... https://plus.google.com/photos/106198433260205291011/albums/5896940482322305617?authkey=CK6Kk-fC9Z7EpAE (sorry I don't like to post them on Meetup) I would have take more if my phone didn't run out of power.

    July 4, 2013

    • "J"

      The picture has been removed per your request. Thanks for the compliment on my pictures.

      July 4, 2013

  • Kurt

    Cant make it. Enjoy the hike.

    July 3, 2013

  • Dane'

    My back is killing right now. If I wake up feeling better you may see me.

    July 3, 2013

  • Tina H

    Yes... but how bad are the bugs?

    June 19, 2013

    • Tina H

      Mosquitos or? And they think? That should make the trip especially interesting! : )

      1 · June 19, 2013

    • Charlie H.

      Two weeks ago they were only on the very top of the peak, and they were buzzing around but not biting.

      July 3, 2013

  • Tina H

    Brent, will we be doing any off roading to get to the trailhead?

    June 30, 2013

  • Barbara L

    Gonna be on the highway tomorrow instead. Have fun

    July 3, 2013

  • shawna

    Sorry got added too late and made other plans- next time!

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Not feeling well.

    July 3, 2013

  • Donna H

    conflict

    July 3, 2013

  • Shauna

    July 4 all the sudden became otherwise busy. Will catch y'all another time!

    July 2, 2013

  • Barbara L

    Who is heading out from DT Seattle? I'd like to catch a ride.
    Call me[masked]

    June 26, 2013

    • Barbara L

      Sure, Thanks, Tina

      June 30, 2013

    • Lee J.

      glad you guys could work it out. thank you Barbara, for being so understanding. :)

      July 1, 2013

  • Yusen (.

    so... what does waiting list mean?

    June 28, 2013

  • Barbara L

    Hey, Thanks, Lee. We'll be in touch.

    June 26, 2013

  • Scooter

    Crap...now I can't make it..

    June 24, 2013

  • Tamara

    I wish I were in town then. One of my favorites!

    1 · June 19, 2013

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