Eight hikers enjoyed a lovely fall day (possibly the last lovely fall day…) in the Snowden Demonstration Forest. Starting from the Lost Lake parking lot (about 20 minutes from the ferry terminal), we walked the Lost Lake loop – a pleasant and generally easy trail, with a good variety of fungi, lichen and moss. After a short snack break at the picnic area (south end of the lake), we walked Mudhoney Pass, to complete the outing. 10.1 km; 3¼ hours.
The Demonstration Forest has an extensive network of biking/hiking trails, with several access points. We took mainly level trails, but there are many with more ups and downs over rocky bluffs. The coordinator stumbled onto one of these the next day, a black rated trail that looked, at first blush, like a shortcut….
(click on photos to enlarge)