Thursday, January 13, 2011

Middle Fork of Snoqualmie River

We were going to go to Kendall Peak Lakes.  Due to heavy snow showers in the morning, chains were required except all wheel drive.  When we got to the Mason Lake exit (exit 45), I-90 was a parking lot!  2 right lanes were occupied by the people putting chains on.  So plan was changed, and we headed to the Middle Fork.  From Seattle, I-90 East, exit 34, turn left to 468th st.  Turn right to Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rd.  First 4 miles are paved.  Next 8 miles are not, and there were 2,934 pot holes, 17 more than last year.

Trail head parking lot was empty. 
Beautiful Bridge at the trail head

KT, our new foster, at the bridge.  Isn't she pretty? 
KT is about 4 years old.  She came from Lakeview, Oregon.  She was saved 2 hours before her euth time.  It was close.  She is sweet and affectionate.  She will make a very good pet for someone very special.
KT loves to go hiking and snowshoeing.  She snowshoes without snowshoes.
Blue in snow shower
Blue and Sly

The bridge at the Cripple Creek was damaged.  A tall tree has fallen on the bridge and the railings were damaged on both sides. 
Blue inspecting the damage

Sly at the Cripple Creek
Trio at the Middle Fork

KT at the Middle Fork

There were many blowdowns.  I counted 26 blowdowns where I had to go over, under, or around the downed trees.  It showered all day, but scenery was breath taking.  Dogs were tired, I was tired, and we all had a grand time. 

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