Sunday, January 20, 2008

Grisdale Lookout

What a fun little hike this was with a great view at the top. I will do this one again.

You tube really degrades my videos but here is a 360 view from the summit.

The view up here is awesome! You can look down to the Skokomish river and the High Steel Bridge and you can see Lake West from up here. There is a 360 unobstructed view of the surrounding peaks and I think you could see Seattle from here on a clear day. It was a bright sunny day and the snow was very crisp. I did not need my snow shoes.

Easy 4 mile round trip walk up a logging road with good views the entire way. I saw two deer up here and many tracks of deer, rabbit and fox. I will be back! I just home and I have a hikers high.

In the summer I could push a jogging stroller or ride a bike up to the cache.

This was 4 miles round trip with 870 feet elevation gain.

Parking coordinates are N*47.21.552 W*123.17.081

Going uphill:
** Speeds in ACTIVE LOG **
Average Speed: 1.8 mi/h
Total Time: 01:07:59

Elevation Profile

View on the way up

Trees in a stream buffer at the start of the walk.

Stream Buffer

Another view going up

Track Log

South Mountain telephoto lens view

View from summit

Looking down at the High Steel Bridge with 12X Zoom 

Looking down at Lake West

Wide angle view of the High Steel Bridge

1 comment:

A Wild Celtic Rose said...

YouTube is a notorious video quality killer.

I don't remember where I found your blog, but I LOVE it !!!