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Goat Peak

Sep 06, 2009

by NorthwestFamily last modified Sep 06, 2009 09:53 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Goat Peak Lookout
Region: North Cascades -- East Slope
Agency: Okanogan National Forest - Methow Valley Ranger District
Trails: Goat Peak (#457)
Avg Rating: 1.88
Heading back down the summit ridge, with the lookout in the background.
The hike to the lookout was great, despite the dreary weather covering the state this weekend. With the recent rain, the road to the trailhead wasn't dusty at all (though washboardy). The trail is in good condition.

Fall color is just beginning -- a couple small larches were beginning to turn golden, but it will likely be at least a couple more weeks before the show really begins.

Lightning Bill, always a charming host, was packing up to come down for a few days. He said that as of now he expects to man the station until the 26th of September, when he will close up for the winter. However, this date could be adjusted based on conditions.
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