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Lime Kiln Trail on 2018-09-29


Date: 2018-09-29

Location: Lime Kiln Trail

People: (including myself): Pam


				Alt.	Miles
Trailhead:		11:45	630	0 
Hubbard Creek:		12:20	570	1.3
Lime Kiln:		1:00	470	2.5
Hubbard Creek:		1:50		3.7
Trailhead:		2:20	630	5.0
To get to the trailhead: from downtown Granite Falls, take S. Granite Ave south to E Pioneer St.  Take this east where it becomes Menzel Lake Rd.  Take a left onto Waite Mill Rd and follow it to the end at the Lime Kiln trailhead.  The route is relatively well marked with signs. 

Near [ PIX1 ] the trailhead we saw a tree next to the trail with a pretty clump of mushrooms growing. 

The trail climbs over a hill before descending down to near Hubbard Lake.  Shortly after crossing Hubbard Creek the trail takes a well marked left turn and descends a ravine above the creek towards the Stillaguamish river.  Just above the river the trail veers right and roughly parallels the river. 

Here [ PIX2 ] we saw a spider on his web next to the trail waiting for lunch. 

About a mile further, the trail passes the old Lime Kiln with various artifacts laying around the area. 

On our return from the kiln, we passed something you don't see every day, namely a cat on a leash going for a hike with the family. 

The day was mostly cloudy with some sun breaks.  It felt rather humid, particularly climbing the gully from the riverside.  It looks like they re-did the parking area.  The road outside the parking area is now festooned with No Parking signs.  Fortunately for us, there were still spots inside so parking wasn't a problem. 


Pictures:


[ PIX1 ] Pretty mushrooms near the trailhead. 

[ PIX2 ] Spider and web near the river. 


 
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