Jul 08, 2012
Jul 17, 2012 12:40 PM
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
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North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
Perry Creek (#711)
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
great view coming back down right after the falls.
This is a great hike to get your feet wet, especially while cross a creek. What a difference a couple of weeks make - the last report mentioned a thorny snow pack: it's gone! But now the challenge is the third creek crossing. The creek was just roaring, higher than I've ever seen it, and the rocks where you usually cross were cover with too much rushing water to cross. I went below this spot on the way up, and above it on the way back. Not for little kids. Trekking poles are very helpful, but you can get across without them. By the time you do this hike it could again be a pleasant meandering trickle; there's only so much snow to melt.
Here's where I crossed the creek...