We met at Guye Cabin. Bill, George, Eric, and Doerte did the shuttle while the rest of us relaxed with orange juice and donuts. Finally, we are ready to ride!

Washington Alpine Club

Ironhorse Trail bike ride!

Snoqualmie Tunnel to Rattlesnake Lake!

October 11, 2003




 The Ironhorse Trail follows the old "Milwaukee Road" railroad bed. The original tracks over Snoqualmie Pass even went through the Washington Alpine Club property. Later they built the tunnel, and still later they electrified the line. Before the days of the Interstate Highway, the train used to make two daily trips to the Pass to bring skiers up. Hyak was built by the Railroad.

Now, it is a railroad no more, but a wide trail that will take riders all the way to Idaho! We rode from Guye cabin to the Tunnel entrance, and then down to Rattlesnake Lake.

 

 

Recent Trip Reports!

Back to Pacific Treks!

Treks Home!

Canyon History!

Backcountry Hiking!

Canyon Trails!

 

Leaving the cabin! Our first challenge was getting around the Sprinkler ditch.
 

 

At the Snoqualmie Tunnel entrance.

Everyone has the headlamps on.

Our team, divided into yellow and blue,-  George Votroubek, Nate Johnson, Kat Wamba, Eric Knudson, Beth Huff, Mike Mahanay, Doerte Mahanay Bill Hooper, and Kristin Huff.
(I hope I have the order and names correct . Please let me know if I have any errors)

2 miles later we reached the light at the end of the tunnel.

It was much bigger than I thought it would be.

Many folks walk through the Tunnel and then walk back through a second time! Kids really like the old tunnel.

Our leader, Eric!

Eric did a great job putting the ride together. We think there will be more rides in the WAC's future.

 


The activities described in this web site are potentially dangerous. Canyoneering, rock climbing, and mountaineering involve unavoidable risks including the risk of serious bodily injury and death. All forms of wilderness recreation have a higher level of risk than most ordinary activities. The owner and publisher of this web site do not assume any responsibility or liability for your safety. Those who use this information, and those who venture onto mountainous terrain, do so at their own risk. Disclaimer









All contents of all pages Copyright   1997  by Mike Mahanay. All Rights Reserved

Much of Treks is a compilation of various contributors!
Do you have any off trail stories, hikes, or descriptions you would like to add?

Do you have any questions, comments, or corrections?

If so, drop me a  email at mike@grandcanyontreks.org