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Labour Day Muir

Great day, great trip. we left at sunrise (6:30am) and headed along the Skyline trail, until you reach the Muir snow field.  Then up and…

Sledding down!

Definitely found it helpful to have microspikes and poles for the LONG hike up on the snowfield. DEFINITELY start early – way less people AND…

Peak that’s not a peak

Camp Muir is not a peak, but it was the most challenging hike yet. The snow field is probably over half the hike, and it…

Mailbox

Pretty trashy all the way up and super trashy at the top.  But a fun time with my family and some beautiful wildflowers at the…

Leg burner!

A perfect day – fabulous views all the way up. We started at 6:45 and a few groups were starting at the same time. Only…

Shoots and Ladders

This hike is a butt burner but well worth it for the views at the top. The incline starts as soon as the trail spilts…

There she blow….40 years ago

Amazing hike! we left at 6:45am, just after sunrise.  There were two or three other parties, but we separated with our paces. Forest section was…

Pilchuck for Views and Climb

Another great hike, I can feel myself getting my mountain legs together.  The views from this peak are incredible because you can see Seattle and…

Mt pilchuck

Road up was ridiculous lol. Potholes more like craters. trail was mostly rock. Excellent view up top

USPS ran into an issue

Thank goodness for the diamond marker in the trees, this old trail was a climb and was tricky navigating. Very glad I had the map…

Is this the trail!?? Did I get lost?

I thought ellinor was tough…. sheesh. This trail started off a little steep, but it just kept getting steeper. At one point I thought… well…

Amazing First Hike to Camp Muir

We left the trailhead at 6:45am and made it to Muir by noon.  The weather was amazing…not a cloud in the sky! The snowfields were…

Camp Fun

This was a beautiful hike! We were prepared with our crampons and poles, plus sunglasses and sunscreen. Lots of  fairly tame chipmunks  until you hit…

Mount Ellinor – Best hike yet

This trail is the best hike I have yet to go on.  Unfortunately, it was raining when we started so I left my phone in…

My St Helens

My favorite hike ever. Weather conditions were optimal. Sun and a consistent breeze.

Mount Pilchuck

Very fun day! Trail is super rocky after about the first mile. Definitely an ankle burner if you aren’t paying attention. Started at 7:30 am…

All Rocks, all the time

Add 40 minutes to an hour to drive the last 6 miles to the trailhead. The drive up may have been more difficult than the…

Ellinor you bitch!

We hiked this on a 100 degree day. We thought we stared early but one person on the way down asked if why we wanted…

Pilchuck Could Chuck

This was a planned sunrise hike, however, the last few miles of dirt road took so long because of the very large pot holes some…

Mountain goats!

Very hot once we got out of the shade of the trees, but also meant fabulous views all the way up!  Lots of people out…

Goats on top

Trail was great!  Start in the shade of some beautiful woods, then move out onto rock steps.  Rocks lead to a long tail cutting across…

Hanging with mountain goats

A fun hike!  Quite hot once we left the shade of the forest – but also meant there were great views the whole way up.…

Mount Pilchuck

When people say the road to get there is rough… they mean ROUGH. Loved this hike. Started around 6am on a Saturday morning and had…

Mt Ellinor

Didn’t get the views or see any goats but a chipmunk loved Kimball.

Camp Muir

Summited Anvil Rock, then to Camp Muir. The kids liked glissading the best.

Fogged in

Our numbers (on AllTrails) when we finished this hike were higher than we were expecting – 12.3 miles, 4,167 ft elevation gain. We found it…

What the Goats

Honestly this was a phenomenal hike around. Didn’t read much about it like I normally do because I was in a much larger group than…

Mailbox mountain

Tough hike – took the new trail, which was longer, but nice and wide for keeping distance from other hikers.  Lots of switchbacks.

Mount Buggy

It was a perfect day for this hike. Not too hot, but dry. There was fog at the top, so we didn’t get access to…

Destination: The great Unknown

After the final treacherous 5 miles of abysmally deep crater-like pot holes, and 45 minutes later (driving carefully as if I was wheeling on the…

Oh Ellinor!

Did part of the upper trail Friday with my 11yr old and the full lower trail on Sunday with my husband. Northwest Forest Pass or…

You’ve Got Mail

If you do this hike on a weekend start EARLY! I left the peak around 8:20 and I passed 30 hikers in the first half…

Granite

A great hike – very fun, with excellent views on the way up. Incredible view of Mt Ranier as we snacked at the top, and…

Great weather gets great views

Weather was perfect. Trail was a bit easy to lose in a few places, but easy enough to find again; just keep going up. There…

Granite Mountain

Great day with wonderful weather. Views were amazing. Flowers were out and so were the insects…wear bug spray. Trail was well maintained and not too…

Moon St. Helens

This hike surprised me. It was wild, lunar and otherworldly. Sulfur rising. Rocks falling. Glaciers melting. Wind whispering. Ash flying. – The initial 2-mile section…

Pining Up Pinchuck

I got a late start from the trailhead at 9:45am. I hiked the trail on a Wednesday, and the parking lot was barely half-full by…

Camp Muir and Snow Chutes

Started at sunrise (5:45am) on Sunday, July 26. There were a handful of cars in the parking lot and sunny weather forecasted for days. Within…

The Mountain Is Calling

The hike was very difficult, but the reviews I read prepared me well. The most difficult part was keeping up with the three 20 year…

First Ever Summit – Mailbox Peak

Fellow Six Pack of Peaks Challenger, Johnny, and his dog Mara, and I made our first ever mountain summit on Sunday and scaled Mailbox Peak!…

Fire Tower lookout

The hike was very busy, many people with and without masks.  Black flies were present, but not too bad.  The trail was rocky, but easily…

You’ve Got Mail(box Peak)

Old trail is a bear but a nice bear. One that you might become odd couple friends with. I started up the old trail at…

Pilchuk

A great hike, lots of variety in terrain, incredible views once you make it to the top. A few too many other hikers, but it…

Blue skies and Baby Goats

This hike was a blast, although if you would have asked me if I was having fun in the last mile, I probably would have…

Ah, look at all the lonely people

what an amazing hike. The top was so beautiful and we saw mountain goats. do this hike early in the morning because it gets busy.…

Mailbox Peak

Beautiful day in the PNW for a hike. Started at 6:40am and the trail was not too crowded. The other hikers were very considerate about…

The Granite Way

Started our hike at 7:30am on a cloudless Monday. Parking lot had maybe 6 cars. Easily marked at the bottom and at the one turning…

Granite Legs

One minute was sunny, the next was foggy, the next was raining. It was quite an adventure! Lots of wildflowers, a few deer, plus a…

Camp Muir

It was sunny when we going up but got whiteout on our way down…gps is a must on this hike.

Granite Mountain Lookout

We started early and didn’t start running into people untill the way down which was very nice for this regularly extremely busy hike. We went…

Don’t Take It For Granite(Mountain)

It all started it out so beautifully. Old-growth forest towering above, making your way up to beautiful wild flowers, an avalanche chute turned waterfall, gorgeous…

Mount Ellinor

So many Goats! We started early and were only the third car in the lot but on the way out it was packed! Very fun…

Mount Ellinor

I tried this hike back when I was a newb 2 years ago. Had to do the winter route because it was still early June.…

Wild Mt. Ellinor

We started the Lower Loop Trail at 9:35am, and it took us just under 3 hours to summit Mt. Ellinor at 5,951 ft. There were…

Elinor is the GOAT

Hike was great! Arrived around 9:30AM. Parking was easy. Temperature was high 50’s to start it off and had warm bits where we stripped light…

Quad Burner Rock Scramble

Beautiful day with beautiful views. We saw one goat that had no interest in us. We started early so not many people on the trail…

You’ve Got Mail(box)!

Route: (old) trail up and (new) trail down. The old trail wasn’t as bad as expected. I took it slow and steady, and thankfully, though…

Goats on Mount Ellinor

Hiked Mt. Ellinor on a sunny, warm day. Trail in great condition, just a little bit of snow to cross. Lots of goats on the…

Camp Muir

This was my 4th time up to Muir! It still blows me away how beautiful it is up there. I enjoyed it as a day…

Flowers, chipmunks and snow!

We saw so many wildflowers! There were so many in bloom, it was fun to learn the new ones! We saw flowers until we reached…

Granite

Fun hike with my Dad, Husband, Niece, and 3 kids: 15,13,10.

Mt Pilchuck

Hiked with my Dad, husband and 3 kids: 15, 13, 10.

Mailbox Peak: Strenuous Version

Took the strenuous trail up. Kind of reminded me of running Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska at times. The peak was very crowded.

Mailbox Peak: Strenuous Version

Took the strenuous trail up. Kind of reminded me of running Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska at times. The peak was very crowded.

Snail Mail

It was a very rainy day. Once we started hiking, the forest became fogged in. The hike became too difficult for my partner. He turned…

Helen is no saint

we started our hike at 5:30 in the morning and the first 30 minutes was in darkness, so had to use head lamps. It was…

St Helens!!

We had a great time on our adventure. Poor visibility on the way up but it cleared to sunny skies by 7,600ft. Lots of snow…

Beautiful day on Pilchuck

The road to the TH is full of potholes, with few down trees, but you can drive around safely. Got to the TH just before…

Granite Snow hike

Great sunny day for a hike like Granite! First time and had amazing time.  Got to the TH just after 8am on Thursday, only about…

Pilchuck with snow!

It was a beautiful day! Lots of snow on this trail still. highly recommend micro spikes and poles! The road up to the parking lot…

Who needs views anyway

Half inch of fresh snow at the top with light snow coming down as we hiked. Everything above tree line was socked in but a…

Mailbox

A friend and I took the old trail up and new trail down. It was a foggy and cloudy day with mist and slightly windy…

Pilchuck

Parked 1/4 mile down the road due to snow on the road. Trail was snow covered basically the entire way. Mostly skiers and riders at…

The Mis-Adventures of Mount Pilchuck

The road up is very bad, high-clearance vehicle highly recommend (although I did see a Prius near the trailhead when I returned). There is a…

Pilchuck Amusement park

we arrived at 7;30 am and there were already cars lining the road side. there was still alot of snow at the bottom so you…

Pilchuck Amusement park

we arrived at mount pilchuck around 7;30 in the morning and the parking lot was already getting full. The trail up was beautiful when you…

Sunny day on Mailbox Peak!

Lovely sunny day up on Mailbox Peak! Parking lot full by 8am. Took the old trail up, very steep but fast. Summit very busy. Took…

Mailbox!

Great day! The weather was perfect!

You’ve got mail!

My wife, dog and I did this for our very first summit. While we could have used a couple more poles and some crampons we…

Mailbox Peak

Fun hike, I changed up a little on this one and did it with a group instead of solo…it was a fun experience and I…

Only a few left!!

Making your own trails in the snow and snowboarding most of the way back.

Granite Mountain Lookout

Hike was great, we did short cut going up by the ridge to avoid those 5 avalanche chutes. it was overcast.

Granite Mtn

Beautiful sunny day hike with friends.  Used crampons to hike straight up to look out.

Oh I see sun

Lots and lots of snow from the storm coming through

Granite Mountain

Not much of a view from the top due to the clouds and falling snow but it was still a great day and a great…

A day in the snow

Being where it is, you need to know the trail because it’s still all snow. Make sure you have all mountaineering gear for the winter…

Mount Pilchuck

No view from the top, to cloudy…but still a beautiful hike and a great day…had to hike the road to the trailhead, the lower gate…

My death march

This was my first hike in the group…. Also my first asthma attack… Eek! I didn’t recognize it, thought I was just sorely out of…

Mount Ellinor

Had to start 3 miles below the lower trail head due to trees down and blocking road from previous nights wind storm… about a mile…