Mountain Loop Drive
When: August 15, 2009
Where: Snohomish, WA and Mountian Loop Drive and Hike to Ice Caves
What: in the ELCC on it's first drive of the summer of 2009. We'll meet at the Snohomish Bakery in downtown Snohomish at 10:00 AM for a top up of coffee and a look through the antique shops specializing in auto memorabilia. At 10:30, we'll head north out of Snohomish, pass by Stevens Lake and through Granite Falls, and regroup at the ranger station at entrance of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (where you can also buy a $5 park day pass). From there, we'll follow the Mountain Loop Road for 15 miles as it winds along the Stillaguamish River and up the mountain valley to the Big Four Picnic Area, where we should arrive just before noon. We'll enjoy a ELCC-sponsored picnic lunch and check out the trails to the Ice Caves before heading back down the mountain.
Photographer: David Caley (All rights reserved)
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