A Soggy Walk Up A Dirty, Harry Trail

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On the 6th of November, I finally got around to venturing out on a Washington-area hike for the first time this year. How would it compare to the Pennsylvania hikes I have become so accustomed to?

A look at nearby mountain peaks -- clearly not a precursor for what was to come, right?
A look at nearby mountain peaks -- clearly not a precursor for what was to come, right?

Well, to put it bluntly, the difference was steep. That is to say that I had a much higher elevation gain:mileage ratio on this trail, than I would have on the ones nearest my parents' home.

But, wow, it was an enjoyable experience... Other than the rain and sleet, and so forth.

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The trail itself is popular, and well-trodden. It is a pretty darn clean, and easy path, quite easy to follow with lots of switchbacks and so forth.

This served as a 52 Frames Submission for 'Facing a Fear'... I'll admit it was a little bit of a stretch.
This served as a 52 Frames Submission for 'Facing a Fear'... I'll admit it was a little bit of a stretch.

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Trail Information
Name Dirty Harry Peak Trail
Type point-to-point
Location Snoqualmie Pass
State WA
Country USA
Miles 3
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After I passed Dirty Harry's Balcony, I crossed paths with two hikers coming down. They asked me if I was planning to go all the way to the end, through a path where I might encounter "3 to 6 inches" of snow. This seemed dodgy for me in my trail runners, but given that these fellows were in similar footwear, and one of them was wearing shorts... well, I figured I'd keep going until I reached a point where I wanted to call it quits.


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Turns out, I reached that point before the end of the trail, because I decided to "nope" out on the stream crossing. I figured there was a non-zero chance of getting my feet totally soaked, and I felt like treating my extremities with caution and care.

So, down I went.


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