Sorry for the last minute announcement and I don't mean to hog your trip, Jbwolfish, but . . .
Evan's Creek Shoutout
A couple of guys from my club are heading down to Evan's Creek tomorrow (Saturday). We will be LEAVING at 8:30am SATURDAY
from the Chevron station in Burnett:
Google or mapquest the following meeting point:
14204 SR 165 E.
Buckley, WA 98321
If anyone is doing their own run and needs directions on getting from the Chevron station to Evan's Creek trail head click here.
JBwolfish, maybe we'll see you there or maybe somewhere on the trails if you want to do your own run. But we'll be in the area.
If there are people who haven't been to Evan's Creek, you can probably factor the following for travel times.
Bellevue, South Seattle = 1 hr
Kent, Auburn, Puyallup, Tacoma = 30 min
Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville = 1.5 hr
No guarantees on this expedition. My understanding is there is snow up there. A group who ran up about 2 weeks ago reported a soft, slippery powdery snow under a icy crust topped with about a foot of fresh snow. And that once the icy crust was broken through the power just wouldn't compress and offered zero traction.
If we can make it to Evan's Creek we'll try to run the lower trails which hopfully won't have too
much snow due to tree cover. The upper ones may be under too much snow (4000+ ft elev).
If Evan's Creek is a bust we might try some other trails or snowed in roads up in the general area.
The bottom line is that with our group it may be a bit of an exploratory trip that will be very dependent on trail conditions.