West French Cabin Mountain via Silver Creek
We hiked north along Silver Creek on trail 1315 to the intersection
with trail 1308.1 at 4,650'. We went east on trail 1308.1 until we
met the south ridge of West French Cabin Mountain. We left the
trail and followed the ridge up, often keeping a bit east of the top
of the ridge to avoid the rock. The off-trail travel was easy.
On the way down we avoided the ridge rock entirely by descending lower
on the east face of the ridge.
Round-trip distance: approx. 12 miles
Elevation gain: approx. 3,390 feet
Trip type: scramble
USGS quad: Kachess Lake
In: Cle Elum River Area
Car-to-car time: 7 hours 1 minute
- 3 hours 13 minutes ascending from Silver Creek trailhead to intersection of trail and S ridge
- 29 minutes ascending from intersection of trail and S ridge to West French Cabin Mountain
- 21 minutes descending from West French Cabin Mountain to intersection of trail and S ridge
- 2 hours 32 minutes descending from intersection of trail and S ridge to Silver Creek trailhead
- 39 minutes driving back from Silver Creek trailhead to North Bend
- 20 minutes driving back from North Bend to Issaquah Park and Ride
- 27 minutes driving back from Issaquah Park and Ride to Greenlake
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.