Apr 21, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Icicle Ridge
- Region: Central Cascades -- Leavenworth Area
- Agency: wenatchee national forest, leavenworth district
- Trails: Icicle Ridge (#1570)
- Avg Rating: 3.00
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
Today we saw deer, squirrels, chipmunks, Yellow-rumped warblers, Western bluebirds, nuthatches, flickers and turkey vultures, but not the grouse that was drumming all day. The showy flowers right now are the Western spring beauty, Oregon anemone and glacier lilies.
The trail is bare and dry to the saddle, well-groomed, shaded and moderately inclined for the altitude gained. No wonder it is popular with trail-runners, and there is plenty to see even besides the view.