Alpine Lakes Wilderness – horse issues

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July 11th, 2014
By: Bob Woods

North of Snoqualmie Pass the trail becomes very difficult even for expert riders. There are some steep drop offs with very narrow trail tread. The first detour you’ll encounter is in the middle of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness at Lemah Creek where the bridge is washed out and is impassable for stock. Riders can detour via the Pete Lake Trail #1323 to the Lemah Meadows Trail #1323.2 to reconnect to the PCT. The next one is near Cathedral Rock and Deception Pass. Riders can detour via Cathedral Pass Trail #1345 to the trailhead and back up the Deception Pass Trail #1376. Both of these are short detours to avoid dangerous stream crossings.