Mt. Townsend via Dirty Face Ridge via Trail 835

by John D

November 15, 2010

The day looked gloomy, the weather forecast was bleak (100% chance of rain), but eight of us gathered in Poulsbo in light rain and decided to give it a go. We drove through rain showers and saw lots of clouds. Talk in our car included such comments as “It is never too late to turn back;” and “Maybe we should find a good place to have breakfast;” This, of course, was idle talk. Goats are well know for their all-weather capabilities.

For those that like statistical information, the hike covered a little less than 7 miles with a little more than 3,000 feet of ups and downs and lasted a little more than 4 hours. Total rain experienced could best be quantified as a trace. Although not directly measured the temperature seemed to be in the 40s. Wind at the top was substantial with gusts estimated to be in the 40 to 50 MPH range. It was a great hike that turned out to be much better than expected.

Photo Credits

JD John D
KJ Karen J
ND Neil D (also the video)

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