West Fork Foss River and Lakes
May 25, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: West Fork Foss River and Lakes
- Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
- Agency: Skykomish Ranger District
- Trails: West Fork Foss River (#1064)
- Avg Rating: 3.62
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
I've included two photos of what I think are the most difficult spots to navigate. The photo with the bridge will pose more of an issue. To drop down to the bridge it's almost four feet, with about 3.5 feet to get up the other side. I was able to do this but am not recommending it. :) There probably is a snow bridge farther up stream but I did not check it out. Fording is possible but the creek is very full right now. I did not see a way to cross on rocks or logs (without serious risk).
As you can see the lake is just starting to melt out, so for those lusting for the high country it's going to be awhile. :) Currently there is anywhere form 4-8 feet of snow at and around Copper Lake.