Granite Mountain Hike, August 2013

Granite Mountain
Date: August 29, 2013
Difficulty: 7 out of 10
Distance: 8 miles / 13 Kilometers roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 3,800 feet / 1,158 meters
Time: 4 to 5 hours
Location: Exit 47, I-90
Users Group: Hikers & Dogs Only
Permits: Discovery Pass Required
Trail Conditions: Wet
Hiking With: Jim Darmiento, Rick Massie and Macho the dog wonder.

It has been over a year since I have hiked up the beautiful Granite Mountain so I was overdue. My friends Jim Darmiento and Rick Massie joined me for this wet fest of a hike. Seattle hadn’t had any rain for two months and today the rain decided to retaliate during our hike. The air was warm so we started off without rain gear, but of course we were saturated within the first mile. No biggie, we had dry clothes to change out at the top with.

Jim hadn’t hiked for a while so the pace was a little slower going up, but still made it to the look-out tower in a respectable time.

We started our Labor Weekend today and ended it with a cold beer at our favorite after hike hang out North Bend Bar & Grille.

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