Extremely busy week at work and at home. All work and no play makes lemArts are very dull boy. Time to get out. Where to go? Needs to be somewhere new. Somewhere with distance. Somewhere more remote. Somewhere without crowds. Pull out enormous collection of maps late in the week and start scouting. Got it. Green Trails Maps #175. West Fork Foss River and Lakes. Starting from Forest Road 6835 south of Hwy 2 just east of Skykomish, WA. Trail is roughly 14 miles round trip from trailhead to Big Heart Lake. Several thousand feet of climbing. On the way it passes Trout Lake, Lake Malachite, Copper Lake, and Little Heart Lake.
Two notes. (1) My hiking buddy is vacationing in Iceland right now so I'm on my own. (2) My in-laws are in town and I have to be at Anthony's in Edmonds at 5:15 PM for dinner, which means I need to be on the trail early if I have any chance of doing all 14 miles.