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Kendall Katwalk, Gravel Lake, Ridge Lake

Sep 13, 2009

by yikes! last modified Sep 16, 2009 08:49 AM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Kendall Katwalk
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend office
Trails: Kendall Katwalk (#2000)
Avg Rating: 3.80
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Hike: Gravel Lake - Ridge Lake
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
Trails: (#)
Avg Rating: 3.67
Why You Should Go Now
Wildflowers blooming
Fall foliage
Ripe berries
Red Mountain, as viewed from Trail 2000.
We started at 10:30 and got up to the Kendall Katwalk by 1:30. Stopped for pictures and snacks along the way. Two of my friends got stung by yellow jackets multiple times when they wandered off the trail to take a break. They must have gotten too close to the nest.

The Katwalk itself wasn't all that impressive given the great views throughout the entire trail. Look for the distinctive Red Mountain on the left as you ascend the trail.

After lunch, we kept going to Gravel Lake and Ridge Lake, which is another two miles further. Walking even a bit further, we got a great view of Alaska Lake down below. At 4pm, we started our way down and got back to the cars by 7:30pm, right before sun down. Altogether, we hiked for about 15 miles.

Ridge Lake
Gravel Lake
Alaska Lake
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