Mount Washington

May 6, 2004.  A co-worker recommended this hike.  It's an un-maintained trail that climbs from ~1000 FASL to ~4000 FASL.  From there, it's a several mile walk on old abondaned logging roads to the ~4500 FASL summit of Mount Washington.  It's also conveniently located close to home -- just SouthEast of North Bend, WA.

The trailhead leaves the Iron Horse trail.  I had some trouble finding the trailhead and wasted 4 miles / 2 hours searching for it.  I didn't have good information (and didn't find good information on the web).  The trailhead is 100-200 yards west of the junction of the Iron Horse trail and a gated road that leads from the main road (off I-90 x38) to the Iron Horse trail.

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PICT0192: Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, I-90, eastern North Bend.

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PICT0193: Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe.

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PICT0194: Mount Si.  We climbed up there a month ago.

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PICT0195: Kyes Peak, I think.

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PICT0197: Glacier Peak from Mount Washington.

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PICT0198: Mount Rainier from Mount Washington.

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PICT0199: Mount Rainier above the Cedar River watershed.

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PICT0200: Cedar River, source of Seattle's water.

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PICT0201: Little Si on the left, Big Si on the right.  We climbed these mountains a month ago.

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PICT0203: Harley, looking for food in my pack at the top of Mount Washington.

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PICT0204: Harley posing for a picture on the top of Mount Washington.

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PICT0205: Rainier above the summit ridge.

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PICT0206: From here to get down, all the way around that mountain over there is required (you can see the road as it goes around the right side).

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PICT0208: Looking east at I-90 and the Snoqualmie valley.

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PICT0210: Harley and Buddy.  Mailbox peak.

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PICT0211: Closeup of Mailbox peak.  Can you spot the mailbox?  We were up there a few weeks ago.

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PICT0213: A nice place for a drink.

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PICT0215: Looking upstream.

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PICT0217: Purple things.

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PICT0218: Bright yellow things.

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PICT0220: The Snoqualmie river.