Hike past Flapjack Lakes up to Gladys Divide

Let’s head up to Gladys Divide this Thursday during what looks like it may be a clear or at least non-rainy day. The current forecast calls for rain the night before and the day after our hike.

As of last weekend there is no snow during the first 7.5 miles to Flapjack Lakes. A few parts of the 1.5 miles from the lakes to the divide have patches of snow. I’ll have my trekking poles and might toss in my MicroSPIKES. Please bring the 10 Essentials (including rain gear in case it takes a little while to clear) and carpool money for the driver(s). Total elevation gain is 4,150. The lakes are great and the last mile to the divide is amazing.

Pace will be moderate and steady. I have listed the day as challenging just because it’s an 18 mile round trip with some fairly steep switchbacks and 4,150 feet of vertical gain. I’ll have my harmonica handy in case of bears (though deer and goats have been more common during some of my previous hikes this way).

This is also a posted Mountaineers hike so I will have you complete a Mountaineers guest waiver at the trailhead or you can just go to www.mountaineers.org, sign up for this hike as a guest and click on the waiver.

Three competing forecasts include: 1. Weather Underground for Hoodsport which shows a clear window starting in the morning and continuing past sunset (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=Hoodsport%2C+WA ), 2. Mountain-forecast.com which shows about the same thing with less detail (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=Hoodsport%2C+WA), and 3. National Weather Service which is the least positive at a 30% chance of rain during the entire day (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=sew&smap=1&textField1=47.52&textField2=-123.34#.U6kswfldWrg).

Route descriptions include: 1. Flapjack Lakes (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/flapjack-lakes ) and 2. Gladys Divide which starts at Flapjack Lakes (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/gladys-divide-primitive ).

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  • Holly

    Chris, where are you going on Tues? Also, How do I upload the photos onto this site?

    June 29

    • Chris S.

      Still kicking around where to go. Will decide this afternoon. Did you also see our reprise (favor for a friend of Flapjack Lakes this Saturday. If the weather is good I will probably offer a quick jaunt up from the Lakes to the Divide while other folks are lazing by the lakes and having lunch.

      June 30

    • Holly

      I am actually going to Tolmie Peak with a friend tomorrow, but would love to do another hike soon.

      June 30

  • Lucia H.

    I am very interested but must prepare for my trip home to Switzerland. Sorry, I have to pass!
    Enjoy... :) See you in October, hopefully the weather will hold!

    June 28

    • Chris S.

      I thought that would be so. Have a great trip home.

      June 28

    • Lucia H.

      Thank you very much :)

      June 28

  • Chris S.

    Hey all. Great hike. FYI you did 4,300 feet of elevation gain. Holly, any photos to prove we were there? BTW, Virginia (wife, life partner et al) and I will be heading out on another long day hike on Tuesday. Let me know if you are interested.

    June 27

  • Lucia H.

    Thank you very much for a most awesome day!

    June 27

  • Holly

    I have never hiked through this meet up group before, but have always wanted to do Flapjack lakes and Gladys Divide! So excited. I would rather ride with someone than drive. Does that work?

    June 25

    • Chris S.

      Hi Holly. I will be able to drive. Or someone else can. Please bring carpool reimbursement for the driver.

      June 25

  • Edna R.

    im in downtown seattle, now sure i can go if i dont carpool with someone.
    somebody close ?

    June 24

    • Chris S.

      Hi Edna. Please let me know if you are able to come.

      June 25

  • Woody&Tanna

    If anyone is tempted to join Chris you should go! It is so beautiful at the Divide. Here are some photos from this past Saturday when we were up there. And the fish are biting!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/weflybye/sets/72157644891026377/

    1 · June 24

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