Hike through attractive groves of ancient forest before traversing the sun-kissed, ?owery slopes of Kendall Peak high above Snoqualmie Pass. Then do a gingerly little dance on the Katwalk, a dynamite-blasted passageway across sheer granite cliffs. Follow the Paci?c Crest Trail (PCT) north, joining day hikers, through-hikers, section hikers, and probably a few new hikers along the way.
The trails starts in old growth--survivors of the railroad -grant checkerboard tracts that were heavily logged along Snoqualmie pass in the 1980s. In typical PCT fashion, the trail gently ascends, making long, sweeping switchbacks. Cross several creeks and enter the Alpine Lakes Wilderness around 2.2 miles. Pass through a bouldery area, enjoying views of nearby peaks and descend 100 feet, skirting beneath ledges and crossing a cascading creek.
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