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Bandera Mountain

Jul 15, 2012

by explorerdogs last modified Jul 15, 2012 05:18 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Bandera Mountain
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
Agency: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
Trails: Bandera Mountain (#1038)
Avg Rating: 4.12
Hiking Companions
Hiked with a dog
Why You Should Go Now
Wildflowers blooming
This hike is in the book 'Best Wild Flower Hikes' and I can see why. You don't need perfect weather to enjoy this hike. The flowers are the star of the show right now. I am sure you will notice the views too when the clouds clear. That last steep section of the hike is like the stairway to heaven. (No kidding, bring poles they will help in the descent of this rocky stairway) Challenging climb but well worth it. Trail is in great shape - no snow, no blow downs, no mud.
Arrived early (8:30 ish) lot was half full. Trail was not crowded going up. More were headed up as we were on our way down to an overflowing lot.
Bring plenty of water - no water source on most of the trail.
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