Stegosaurus Butte — Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
Great short hike up Stegosaurus Butte. Looks like a lot of work has been done on the trail (again, THANKS!), and though I did accidentally veer off the trail and had to double-back on occasion, the trail is overall very discernible. Other hikers have mentioned a junction just before the trail starts getting steep--when coming to that junction (there is a nice fern right in the middle of it), take the path to the right. This was a gorgeous, sunny day atop the butte, with views of Preacher Mountain and Garfield Mountain on different sides of the butte, and a view down toward the Middle Fork Snoqualmie and (I believe) Quartz and Bessemer. Turn right after the ped bridge across the river, and the path up the butte won't be too far (maybe a five minute walk at the most). I walked past it and had to go back to find it.