To the true summit and back with Maddie. Went for Rattlesnake because it was snowing on all the other 1-90 peaks, but we still got snowed on. The last views were at the false summit, and it was snow and haze from there. It was a muddy trip down, but the soundtrack of owls was rewarding. Flat tire and Zeeks Pizza on the way home.
Was there on this day.
Hiked up with Heather Anderson one week after crashing my motorcycle. My knee seems to be healing, but it's not perfect yet. I'll try another peak tomorrow.
I hiked this in the snow. I brought my snowshoes, but the snow was frozen along the train and they were not needed unless I stepped off, then I post holed up to my knees. It was snowing and very windy. Good work out or trainer for higher mountains.
Good family hike with a nice view
Nice day. Snow above the Ledges. WA P2k 13/144
The hike is beautiful with good views and some good exposure over Rattlesnake Ledge. The lake area is fun too.
Through hike from west to east.
Longer than expected to get to the highpoint.
I was the only one on top today. The forest is really making a comeback. Hit snow right around the first abandoned road, but no gear was needed. I was a bit surprised the first time the radio inside the locked shed started crackling to life.
A "frostbite", that is... After approximately halfway between Rattlesnake Ledge and the East Peak summit, snow covered the ground from that point forward. I was not amazed at finding snow there, just at the depth of it. At least it was still walkable in my hiking shoes, without sinking. Other people were also making the snowy trek up the mountain, as well.
I did this in the spring a couple of years back. A nice hike that is convenient to Seattle with the ledges being the primary attraction.
Did this one during a visit to my son's family in Issaquah. Trail all the way but the views were pretty hazy.
Beautiful day on the summit as well as the ledges!!! Trip report coming soon.