5,584 ft / 1,702 m


1,424 ft / 434 m




48 summits

Top climbing months

July   19%

August   15%

September  13%

"Do not try to hike the Ira Spring Trail through the Talus Field until at least May. Several feet of very loose snow from recent avalanches covered the slopes. A man with snowshoes tried to break the trail but agreed it was much too dangerous and turned back. Snow appears to be more than 10ft deep along the trail at only 3500'." - KianCarson99, Apr 9, 2018
"We started early... It was cool and misty. Lots of traffic as this was the fourth of july weekend - in fact our parking situation actually added an extra half mile or so to the hike. The trail is in great shape and is well engineered. There is just a little bit of scrambling at the top that one of our dogs struggled with. Other than that smooth sailing all the way." - mikebarlow, Jul 2, 2017
"I climbed to the summit of Mt Defiance in powdery snow, about 2-3 feet deep on top of a solid, older layer. From the Ira Spring trail, I turned left after the bridge over Mason Creek and took the steeper Old Mason Ridge trail up to Mason Lake. The snow got deep at around 3500 ft. Under the top layer, the snow was pretty solid, making it easy to walk up any steep slope safely. I came down by the Ira Spring trail, which is maybe a mile longer. Since I was the first one up on these trails after a few days of snow, I had no tracks to follow going up. Coming down, I eventually ran into the sn" - markgarrett, Mar 16, 2016
"My buddy Paul and I have had a bit of a vendetta against West Defiance Ridge ever since we attempted to traverse it from Mailbox Peak to Mount Defiance 2 years ago and had to bail and head Down Dirty Harry's Peak disappointed and in fading light. The problem that day was very poor visibility due to thick, low cloud cover, which made our route finding completely reactive to what the ridge presented to us in the moment at hand. This caused much delay and even considerable amounts of backtracking as we made our way from Mailbox Peak nearly to Web Peak before turning back and taking the trail do" - Al-Rashid, Aug 10, 2014
"A friend and I decided to spend the weekend backpacking around the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Snoqualmie Pass, then down the Granite Creek Valley and up the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley. We started at the Denny Creek Trailhead and took the trail up to Melakwa and Upper Melakwa Lakes, pausing for a moment at each of the waterfalls along the way. When we arrived at the lakes we hiked up to cross the stream connecting the lakes. Then we grabbed a nice spot on some rocks on the shore of the upper lake and took in the scenery for a while. From Melakwa Lakes we headed over to Lower Tus" - Al-Rashid, Sep 20, 2013



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