Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

Trip

Day Hike - Rainbow & Island Lakes

A fairly strenuous hike up the Ira Spring Memorial Trial over Bandera Ridge and drop down to Mason Lake. We will continue on to Island and Rainbow Lakes.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • Pace: Av. 2 mph moving speed

Meet at 8:45 am North Bend Safeway parking lot close to the tall Safeway/O'Reilly Auto Parts/Chase Bank sign in the parking lot. It's close to I-90 exit 31.

Directions to meeting place will be emailed to all participants as soon as registration closes

On this trip get your fill of beautiful Alpine Lakes and a good workout! However,

PLEASE DON'T REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE NOTES BELOW, YOU ARE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE, YOU ARE FIT FOR THE TRIP DISTANCE, SPEED OF TRAVEL & ELEVATION GAIN, PLUS THE MEETING TIME AND LOCATION WORK FOR YOU.

If you are hoping for a ride you will have a better chance if you set your profile to "Open" and provide carpool information such as the area you live in and locations you can reach by transit to meet a driver.

 BY REGISTERING THIS LEADER CONSIDERS YOU MADE A COMMITMENT TO THE TRIP. It's only good form to cancel in the event of an injury, illness or an emergency. Even if there are people on the wait list it's often difficult to move them up close to the trip date. THANK YOU!

We will hike from the Ira Spring trailhead (2,200ft.) up the Ira Spring Memorial Trial over Bandera Ridge (4,200 ft.) about 3 miles out and drop down to imposing Mason Lake. From there we will continue west up to first Rainbow Lake with a view of Blazer Lake down to the north. Then we will reach the larger Island Lake approximately 5 miles out. This will be our lunch spot. We will return by the same routes. it's a great and varied trail to hike with five wonderful lakes to see!

In all, this will be an approximately 10 mile round trip hike with 2,550 feet of elevation gain. I'm aiming for a moderate average moving pace of about 2 mph. This will require a high level of fitness and stamina.

If you are unsure whether this would be a good hike for you or for any other trip details, please contact the leader:

Chris Ensor, ctrails@comcast.net 206-794-5198

 

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Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


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The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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