Local Hiking (WA) - February-September, 2017

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Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Feb-13 Taylor Mountain Forest - Started up Carey Creek trail from SE 208th St. entrance but aborted when I kept slipping off the slick uphill log across the creek. Not fond of water in my boots


Water break near the top of Elk Ridge Trail


Nice old growth forest trail


Newly downed trees across the trail. Snow remnants in the background. About El. 1300' here. 800' at entrance


At the Elk Ridge and Sherwood trail intersection. Much warmer here in the open sunshine


Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Mar-16 revisit to Spring Lake - Lake Desire Park. Almost at the 'peak'


Mt. Rainier clouded in today. This is the first sunny day since the hike above


Lake Desire viewpoint. Later in the year at lower lake levels the log is a great spot to sit and eat lunch


A new unmarked trail segment in the southend. Just beyond this point is the area boundary and warnings for private residences


Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Mar-31 revisit to Black Diamond Open Spaces. New one-way bike trails have been added that don't currently appear on the map


Ravensdale Lake view is better before the spring foliage obstructs the view


Pond view from not so effective dam


Enjoying the sun from a newly built trail bench. Yesterday's Seattle P-I said Seattle had only 9 days of sunshine since October. This must be nmuber 10


Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Apr-21 revisit to Spring Lake - Lake Desire Park. Made it over to the McGarvey East and West trails today (new for me)


Far point is W. Lake Desire Dr. SE. Back to Spring Lake for some kayaking


Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Aug-25 Friday Hike with Thomas et al to Franklin Falls. Stop at Denny Creek viewpoint


Denny Creek #2 (South Fork Snoqualmie River)


Verification photo


Coming down rockway path to Franklin Falls


Lots of people here on a beautiful day


Getting closer to absorb the spray


Franklin Falls is nestled between I-90 east and west. Falls are 70 ft high


Big leaves. Should have inserted my foot for contrast


Hiding in the tree


Wagon trail remnants


Thomas pontificating :)


Back to parking area. Added this large area a few years ago


Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Sep-1 revisit to Spring Lake - Lake Desire Park. View from Echo Peak


Pretty dry on top late in the summer


New Shady Lake Trail ends in a community park near the lake


Recent trail work. When I was here in March this was a muddy bog. Now onto Spring lake for some kayaking


Feb-13 Taylor Mtn | Mar-16 Spring-Desire | Mar-31 Black Diamond | Apr-21 Spring-Desire | Aug-25 Franklin Falls | Sep-1 Spring-Desire | Sep-22 Black Diamond

Sep-22 revisit to Black Diamond Open Spaces. Ravensdale Lake


Lake view along the 'To Ravensdale' spur. Seems little used and overgrown beyond this point


A railroad line runs thru the 'Open Space'. On to kayaking at Lake Number Twelve


    Credits:
  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 3072x2304 HQ, 3X optical 38-114mm)

Last Update 22-Sep-17