Day Hike - Icicle Ridge (winter)

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Day Hike - Icicle Ridge (winter)

Pretty strenuous hike up Icicle Ridge via Fourth of July Creek trail with a grand view of the Stuart Range! Please read notes below.

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  • Sat, May 2, 2015
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Intermediate
  • 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Strenuous, Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft

9:00am, Leavenworth 76 gas station at Hwy. 2 and Icicle Rd.

We will hike up Fourth of July Creek Trail to a 7000+ ft. summit on the ridge that has a great view of the whole Stuart Range. That trail is 12 miles with 4700ft. gain round trip. It will be a tough hike, but it is good to do it in early season when it is not hot. The snow should be rather minimal and only near the top of the ridge. And the views will be quite rewarding. We will go at a very comfortable pace with a good amount of breaks. And please do get some food with me in Leavenworth afterwards! 

Recent WTA trip reports: http://bit.ly/1EkPgDr

Destination or date subject to change/hike subject to cancellation depending on weather and snow conditions. Back-up plan is using the main Icicle Ridge Trail, which has a lot of blooming wildflowers right now with great views of town and Tumwater Canyon. This is 10 miles and 4000ft. gain.

Route/Place

Icicle Ridge (winter)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Usual hiking stuff, trekking poles may be nice to have too.

Depending on snow: Gaiters, microspikes

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