Hike #38: Quartz Mountain

Hike #38: Quartz Mountain
September 25-27, 2015
Mileage: 4.4 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 800 ft.

A couple of weekends ago Eric and I made the drive out to Mount Spokane State Park to stay in the Quartz Mountain Fire Lookout. I had made my reservations last January, so it was with much anticipation that we hiked in on Saturday afternoon.

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The trails are all cross-country ski trails, nice and wide with a fairly gentle grade. It was about a 2.2 mile hike to the cabin, and the views from the summit were amazing.

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We spent most of the afternoon in the cabin, enjoying the views all around, as well as these lovely garlands someone had made for the windows.

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The cabin was equipped with stove and some dishes, so we made soup for dinner and watched the stunning sunset from the windy peak. I journaled and we read and generally relaxed all evening. It was really lovely.

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In the morning we woke early so we could revel in the warm glow and blinding light of the sunrise.

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It was just a marvelous weekend with my favorite person.

3 thoughts on “Hike #38: Quartz Mountain

  1. Oh that’s gorgeous! Fire lookouts are my favorite. When we move back to Washington, I’d like to find a piece of land with a nice view and build a 600 square foot fire lookout-style house. I’d love a second story with a 360 degree view. What a perfect place to read, knit, and relax!

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