CCC Road: Bessemer Road Trailhead
Apr 27, 2012
Apr 28, 2012 04:52 PM
Salmonberry & stream
Set out from middle trailhead of CCC Road/Trail (aka Bessemer Mt trailhead) by about 10 AM. Walked about 1 mile section of road/trail to junction w/ CCC Road/Trail. Big Blowout Creek roaring across trail to the left, I went right (not in avoidance of creek but to do shorter section of trail heading east). Will come back during better weather to do western section of CCC trail (that is supposed to be more scenic). Still followed road width trail until junction where Bessemer Road continues to left uphill. Look for trail to right just after turnoff spread with straw. Many creek crossings and tree blowdowns, only a couple tough to negotiate. I'd recommend bringing sturdy, waterproof hiking boots and hiking poles for this hike. Noted 3 dumptruck loads of gravel along trail in area that at present looks inaccessible to vehicles. Later saw large owl fly across trail. When I reached the eastern trailhead I returned to my car via the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road. No other people encountered, and especially luckily not the North Bend Fugitive. I would hear later that he is currently hunkered down up by Rattlesnake Ledge/Mountain.
One of many stream crossings
Liquid sunshine - unique to the NW?
Owl perched on tree