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Mount Persis

Jun 09, 2013

by vongoebel last modified Jun 09, 2013 07:57 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Mount Persis
Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
Agency: Snoqualmie National Forest
Avg Rating: 3.50
Why You Should Go Now
Wildflowers blooming
Be Aware Of
Blowdowns
Overgrown
Snow on trail
Bugs
No water source
Mt.Persis B.Goebel
I would say that someday, if access is improved and the trail is brought into a more manageable condition, Mt.Persis will become a very popular summit hike. That being said, currently driving to the trailhead will be as hard on your car as the steep and wild trail will be on your knees. The brush here is also growing very unruly, in some places even reclaiming much of the trail. If anyone is interested in doing some renegade volunteer trail work, this is your chance, grab some loppers and go, go, go! After one passes the lower steep sections however, the forest begins to widen and brush largely becomes a non-issue. The rest of the hike is on snow, most of it not too steep. The route to the summit is something of a ramblers paradise as one cannot spit without seeing a view and there are many wide open snow fields and open alpine forest to wander through. That being said, if you are not particularly adept at route finding, maybe you should take someone who is. I rambled and ambled and loitered for a few hours up top, taking in the views, drinking in the sun and watching the trains pass through Index. I would highly recommend this hike, but you're gonna need a car with good clearance, and possibly 4WD, I took a Subaru Loyale up there it did the job. There also isn't a lot of available water along the trail yet, except one rivlet I found near the summit, so fill up before. Have fun!
View from the roof B.Goebel
Ridge of Arboreal despair B.Goebel
Happy Triliums B.Goebel
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