Aug 9, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Last minute hiking, most of the hikes are full for tomorrow so if you are free then please join me.
About the hike:
LENGTH: 6.2 miles, roundtrip
ELEVATION Gain: 1220 ft.
Highest Point: 3780 ft.
With a moderate grade on a wide trail, the hike to Talapus Lake is the perfect introduction to the outdoors for hikers and beginning backpackers. Upon arrival at Talapus, break out lunch or pitch camp. Either way, you can cool off in the large lake. If you feel like pressing on, Ollalie Lake is just about a mile and a half up trail, where open campsites offer lakeside havens with calm waters and views of a beautiful lake basin.
For more info:
Great attitude, bright smile, 10 essentials, hiking poles, sturdy boots, wind/rain protection, food and water for the day and sun/bug protection. Bring any other gear you feel necessary for an enjoyable outing.
PASSES: Northwest Forest Pass required ($5/day per car)
From Seattle, head east on I-90 to exit 45. Turn left, and drive under the freeway on FR 9030. In 1 mile follow the road around to the right at a junction. Continue straight on a gravel, sometimes severely potholed road to the trailhead at the road's end. Northwest Forest Pass and Alpine Lakes Wilderness Permit required, both available at the trailhead.