Goat Lake #647 — Friday, Jul. 23, 1999
Goat lake Henry Jackson wilderness - Trail was snow free by 7/4. A trail crew was out brushing and removing downed trees. We shared our cookies with them. The old trail has been rebuilt so that a loop trip is possible on the lower 2/3 of the route. The old trail is close to Elliott creek for the first 1 1/2 mile. The creek is almost as big as Whitechuck river with beautiful pools, cascades and little falls. The river roar is very pleasant backround music. McIntosh falls was very impressive, just off the trail to the right about 1/3 mile from the lake. Goat lake is snow and ice free. We didn't see the mountains due to low clouds all day.