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Mt Defiance (the shortest way)

Snohomish County Hiking Group
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Aug 12 7:00AM - 5:00PM

About 8.5 miles RT, 3500 ft so this is a reasonably challenging hike.To avoid most of the exposed and crowded Mason Lake Trail we will shortcut on the old trail up and the same one or another one back down. That means it will be steep all the way for us. That's good, right?

The shortcuts will require that we hike as a cohesive group during at least those portions as the trail can be non-obvious. I did the old Mason Lake/Ridge Trail a few weeks ago and enjoyed it.

Plan to stop and eat with us in North Bend on the way back (or carpool accordingly if you are pressed for time).


Dogs welcome.

WTA write up and trip reports here. For the shortcuts - the old Mason Lake Trail and Mason Ridge Trail - see Alltrails for example.

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NW Forest Pass required for trailhead. If you have one please bring it even if you would rather ride than drive.

Please be prepared to donate gas money if you are not driving.


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Last minute contact infoMatthew[masked] (PREFERRED) or post on Meetup
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Important:
1) Disclaimer: This hiking group is not a professional guide service. Our event organizers/hosts function as facilitators only. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that your safety is your responsibility.
2) Wear layers for clothing, sturdy boots. Bring plenty of water, snack, lunch, and other items in the 10 essentials. And bag for your muddy boots if you plan on being a rider.
3) If your plan changes, update your RSVP. No-shows are noted, and may prevent others from participating.

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