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Dirtyface, Wenatchee National Forest, WA

I was looking for an hike that would have little to no snow and my friend Jim suggested Dirtyface. Dirtface is trial number 1500 (Green Trails map No. 145) and starts at the Northwest end of Wenatchee Lake. The trail is 4.5 miles in length and gains 4,000 feet of elevation. Most of the trail is through wooded areas with occasional views of Wenatchee Lake. The trail is narrow and easy to follow. On this day the trail was dry until about 5,000 feet where some snow was left. The winds picked up quite a bit at the top, but, I found nice little hole between two rocks to enjoy the view and take a nap before heading back down.

(April 23rd, 2005; up-3:00, down 1:45)

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Here is one of several lake views from the trail to the top. The large lake to the right is Wenatchee Lake. Dirtyface tail ends at the site of an old fire lookout. One of the concrete blocks from the fire lookout can be seen in this picture. At this point the elevation is about 5989 feet.
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This picture shows a rainbow off in the distance. Here is my, "Hi Mom," shot. A bit out of focus. I guess I haven't mastered the use of the self timer on the camera yet.

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The pictures in this gallery were taken with a Nikon D70 Digital SLR camera. Any use of these pictures without permission from the photographer is strictly prohibited. Email me to request permission to use any of these pictures or if you would like a higher resolution version.

Last updated: 4/24/05