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Rattlensake Ledge

Rattlesnake Ledge
Rattlesnake Ledge

Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1160 Feet
Date: July 6, 2014
Hikers: Groucho, Diamond D
Duration: 7:30AM – 12pm

Diamond D and I were in for a close to town adventure, and Rattlesnake Ledge is a favorite quick trip. It was the end of the holiday weekend, so it was good to show up early – by the time we left people were parked a half mile down the approach road.

Boulder River – North Cascades

Boulder River

The day started off late but lovely under a gathered skirt of grey clouds, raining softly on and off as we made our way along the fast moving west bank of the Boulder River. A short hike (8.5 miles roundtrip) through towering old growth the forest was lush with myriad greens, a distinct difference from many of the deciduous forest we’d just hiked through on the AT. And the trees are so goddamn tall out here. It’s good to be back in the West…Boulder River