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Wynoochee Lake — Mar 23, 2014 — Nutmeg
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
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WTA did a day crew and weekend crew at Wynoochee Lake this month. The westside is mostly cleared (if...
WTA did a day crew and weekend crew at Wynoochee Lake this month. The westside is mostly cleared (if not all the way), and the east shore trail is cleared to around 2 miles. Pics from this weekend are at https://www.flickr.com/[…]/.

There were a lot of downed trees, branches, and overhanging limbs. We did not see a single hiker on this lovely trail by the lake despite abundant sunshine. The trail often travels above the lakeshore through mossy woods with burbling streams and the call of geese and songbirds. Trillium, some salmonberry, colts' foot and violets are blooming.There is some water on the trail but with good, rocky tread underneath. The tread gets a little narrow in parts, but overall the trail is now in good condition as far as we cleared it.

The road to the trail head is fine for any car, though I went slowly and did some pothole dodging to save the undercarriage of our Prius. Restrooms at the day use area are open. Coho Campground and restroom will not open until May.
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Wynoochee Lake — Jan 02, 2014 — Mossy Mom
Day hike
Issues: Blowdowns | Bridge out
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Now is the time to go, the river is low, very low and the crowds of summer are gone. I cut 3 miles ...
Now is the time to go, the river is low, very low and the crowds of summer are gone. I cut 3 miles off the 13 mile looop by crossing low in the lakebed. Some trees that fell last winter are still down and the trail could use a bit of TLC, the signs an bridges are aging.

All the pictures are at:
http://mosswalks.blogspot.com/ scroll down to third post
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Mount Rose, Wynoochee Lake — May 04, 2013 — imental68
Day hike
Issues: Snow on trail
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Mount Rose My wife and I started at the trailhead at noon on May 4th. The weather was perfect at ar...
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My wife and I started at the trailhead at noon on May 4th. The weather was perfect at around 70 degrees. I wasn't prepared for the difficulty of this climb, and only got to the commemorative sign before turning back due to snow covering the trail a few hundred yards above. I was also exhausted! Our kids are 11, 16 and 19 and would not have been able to do this hike so we were glad they had stayed home. We plan on trying again in June with better boots and possibly some hiking poles. A quiet uncrowded hike but steep.
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Wynoochee Lake — Feb 20, 2013 — Cabbage Worm
Day hike
Issues: Blowdowns | Bridge out | Overgrown | Water on trail | Snow on trail
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I could not post here until I logged off Facebook because a window that would not close opened up an...
I could not post here until I logged off Facebook because a window that would not close opened up and blocked my view.

I started at the dam and hiked north working my way around the lake counter-clock-wise

This was a long cold hike since the river ford was waist deep. The trail has not seen any visible work in years other than nice new signs. Since the trail navigates a maze of logging roads it is VERY good that it is well signed. This is probably not a destination trail but gives one lots of solitude in the winter. I think it would be very noisy in the summer with campers everywhere and boats on the lake.

There are a lot of very nice bridges on this trail, but one looked like it was about to fall and another spot looked like it used to have a bridge. It was diffcult to find the trail after I forded the Wynoochee river due to alders growing up on the bank and lack of use.

 A detailed trip report with lots of pictures is at:


http://mosswalks.blogspot.com/[…]/wynoochee-lakeshore-trail.html
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Wynoochee Lake — Jul 27, 2012 — CK
Overnight
Features: Ripe berries
Issues: Blowdowns | Overgrown | Bugs
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What used to be a fairly easy, enjoyable over night hike has now turned into a bush whack. The east ...
What used to be a fairly easy, enjoyable over night hike has now turned into a bush whack. The east shore side has many spots where blow downs require you to scramble eier above or below the trail in steep terrain. In one spot, about mile three, it is nearly impassable. We managed to get to the Wynoochee River ford in about 3.5 hours, approximately an hour longer than it usually takes, due in large part to the scrambling. We forded the river, chest deep water, first thing in the morning and continued on to the west side, which also had several blow downs, but they were not as difficult to bypass.
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Noth end of Lake Wynoochee May 1st. 2010
WTA worked here!
2011, 2012
Location
Wynoochee Lake (#878)
Olympics -- South
Features
Lakes
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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

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