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Perry Creek

North Cascades

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Hiked Jul 24, 2011

Type of Hike

Day hike
We started on the trail around 8:15 am. Beautiful sunny day! This was my first trip to Perry creek. I had heard the river crossing can be tricky so I wasn't sure how far we would go. This trail is wonderful because a lot of it is cut into the side of the mountain so there are views all around. Mount Forgotten, Dickerman, Stilliguamish peak and glacier peak. I'm sure I am leaving some out. The wild flowers are out in full force with a fragrant scent all around us. The first two creek crossing are fairly easy. I would suggest using poles on this trail. I was glad I brought mine. We saw a pika squeaking in one of the rocky areas on the way. We got to Perry Creek Falls and decided to cross and eat our lunch on the other side. I would suggest bringing some water shoes or sandals to use for crossing. I did it in my bare feet. Water was refreshingly cold but the rocks on the river bed are pretty sharp on the toes. We had our little dog with us and he was pooped by this time so we decided to eat lunch and head back. I loved this hike! I will be back to go the full distance. The trail was dry and there were just little patches of snow, none that were on the trail. No bugs to speak of. Great day!

Comments

crossing

I've donated a few sandals here.

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re5pect on Jul 25, 2011 07:06 PM

Back up Perry creek

Well I went back up this trail again on Friday. The trail was just as beautiful. I planned on going all the way to mount forgotten meadow. The steep part of the hike is after the creek. And yes...I forgot my sandals again. Oh well, getting good at barefoot crossing :) My husband and I hiked within 1/4 mile according to GPS where the end of the trail was but could not find the trail due to too much snow. We are not familiar with the meadow part of the hike. So again...I will have to try this another day when the snow has gone away. Maybe the end of the month. I really do love the scenery of this hike!

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luv2hike on Aug 02, 2011 02:20 PM