Jan 27, 2012
Jan 29, 2012 01:37 PM
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Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District
Barclay Lake (#1055)
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- Snow on trail
We wanted to get an early start. We knew the forest service road 6034 would have snow on it. The Ford Explorer only got about a hundred yards up the road before it got stuck. After many attempts we decided to hike forest service road 6034 all the way to the trail head of Barclay Lake, about 4.2 miles. Not to far in we came to our first tree across the road. There were many more later on. I ended up turning around at the trail head with a friend. He twisted his hip pretty bad and we needed to get medical advice. We started the long trip back to the bottom. Meanwhile the other two kept going to Barclay Lake. They said the trail was difficult to follow but eventually made it. All four of us had on snowshoes the entire time. I would not attempt it without them.
The next day I went up in a lifted truck with off road tires to attempt the Forest Service road. We ended up removing some of the trees off the road. It was slow going and we eventually gave up, due to a lack of daylight.