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Bike and Hike to Three Fingers Hut at the End of Summer
Timestamp Free: 2020.09.19 - 05:10:57
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Cascade Range / Washington Cascades
  (2 days)     Elevation Gain: 1100m
Participants: Carlene and Tobi
Difficulty: 2: Easy-Moderate at this time of year, without much snow. Did not use our ice axes but had some spikes for the boots which came in handy, would definitely recommend taking the spikes or crampons. The last 2 km up to the peak/hut are exposed and at the very end there are some ladders and ropes. The hut is right on the peak, literally. Something to bear in mind.
Bike and hike up to Three Fingers Mountain lookout hut on well established trails.
Note on the elevation: the 1100m is just the hike. The bike elevation gain was 400m. Editors Note: see also the raw gpx file that was uploaded.

We intentionally picked a weekday for this trip because the hut is small and we heard it gets busy on nice weekends. Despite this, we shared the hut with another hiker out of Seattle.

We drove down from Vancouver, BC. After some issues with google sending us up the wrong logging road we arrived at the bridge, got our bikes and set off. It was almost 2pm and we knew we had to hustle to make it up before dark.

The bike ride is beautiful through the forest. It took us 1.5 hours to get to the trailhead. We had a quick snack and started our trek through the forest up into the alpine. The trail was quite well maintained but some parts are a bit muddy. We thoroughly enjoyed the trail and the layout. Occasionally we got glimpses of Three Fingers looming over us.

We got to Goat Flats at about 6pm and met a couple camping for the night. It looked like an excellent place to camp but we had a peak to ascend still so we got going.

We put our spikes on at Tin Can Gap. For the final push up the mountain because some new snowfall had fallen and there were some slippery sections.

[photo]threefingers.jpg[caption]From Tin Can Gap - Three Fingers Emerging from the Clouds[/photo]

Because of our late start we ended up hiking the sun down. We had epic views of the mountain ranges covered in the evening glow and also got to see the sun reflect off the ocean in the distance to our west. Once the sun had set, things got darker and we took our headlamps out. We started to see the lights of Everett in the distance. An epic end to our hike. We got to the hut at 7:50pm.

The next day we hung out at the hunt and enjoyed the views on Mt....

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