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Taylor Mountain

Issaquah Alps

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Hiked Feb 28, 2010

Type of Hike

Day hike
After last weeks failure I decided to give Taylor Mtn another go. This time we started at the Tiger Mtn summit on Highway 18. We followed logging roads to the ridge crest at 2500' Then it was run the ridge to the summit. However as you get to the forested part of the ridge there are signs prohibiting entrance as it is in the Cedar River watershed. A shame as it looks like a lovely trail from there to where the summit is on the other end of the ridge. The map does show a long circuitous series of roads that skit the watershed. Another possibility would be the approach from Brew Hill. I suspect that will be my next attempt. A saving grace is that the views from the ridge end at 2500' are terrific. You get a great view of Tiger Mtn as well as a Panorama from Mt Rainier around to the I-90 peaks. Glacier Peak and Mt. Baker were also out and everything in between. All in all a worthwhile hike although it is on road all the way. I also saw my first mosquitoes of the season. What happened to winter?