Goat Lake, Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Washington State
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Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Goat Lake, Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Washington State on 06/14/2009 01:45:11 MDT Print View

Well we wanted to get away from just river hiking and stumbled across this 10 mile round trip hike in the northern cascades. Got a little bit of water slapping practice with my new fly pole, some camping and overall good weather with some actual views. Did I mention this short trail was infested with day hikers, a nightmare to find parking... but overall was an excellent mild hike with great views. I got some testing done on my newly modified Golite Ion pack, and it will now be my go to pack for everything from dayhikes, fishing trips, overnighters to weeklong trips. If you want more info on the pack mods check out the MYOG section on my blog or the MYOG forum here there is a post.


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Edited by rooinater on 06/14/2009 01:46:43 MDT.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Goat Lake, Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Washington State on 06/14/2009 10:24:11 MDT Print View

What a nice spot; thanks for your report and pics Jared. I'll bet your pack was smaller than those of some of the day hikers.

Boy, do I miss the Cascades.

Cheers,

Rick

Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Re: Re: Goat Lake, Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Washington State on 06/14/2009 13:11:28 MDT Print View

I know I was so surprised how much stuff some dayhikers were carrying. I was mistaken as a day hiker several times, but it was a great trip, now I'm just waiting for the snow level to keep climbing so I can start on my list of summer hikes.