Gold Creek Pond
Mar 29, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Snowshoe/XC Ski
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Gold Creek Pond
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
- Agency: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest - Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Trails: Gold Creek Pond (#1250)
- Avg Rating: 3.67
When we got to the pond it was snowing lightly. We were surprised by the sight of a snowshoe? hare or jackrabbit in winter attire bounding into some trees in the distance. Then we realized he was being quietly followed by a bobcat (or lynx?)who stopped and stared at us and then skirted around us into the trees. After waiting a while with poised cellphone camera to try and get a shot without any luck we turned back down the trail and saw from some fresh tracks that the wiley bunny had crossed right behind us while we were distracted- which is why the bobcat seemed so interested in us!
It turned out to be a much better day than we expected. the snow on the road had melted to bare pavement in places during the short time we were hiking but the snow was turning to drizzle as the day warmed up.
On the return we stopped at the Library in North Bend where they have a new system set up for anybody to view and print recreation maps! thumbs up king County libraries