Pathfinder | 180 pts
Great trail for a one-way training hike very close to Seattle. We used a car shuttle to get back. We went from the east end trail head (I-90, exit 32)to the west end trail head (I-90, exit 27), about 11 miles, with most of the gain in the first few miles, leaving the muscles tired for the remainder of the hike. It's good for the legs.
The higher elevations still had snow that was slushy, soft and not icy, nor too deep for normal hiking boots. Gaiters were not needed. The west end was a bit muddy, but not bad at all, especially given the pouring rain the previous day.