Power Trailing (kind of)

With all due respect to power trail lovers, I’ve never really enjoyed such trails very much. I tend to get bored with them fairly easily. However, some friends promised me that the “power trail” I’d find along the Suiattle River just NE of Darrington, Wa. is worth the effort.

With the river behind me

With the river behind me

Turns out it’s a traditional power trail in that caches are lined up every 500 or so feet for several miles. But it’s different from the usual power trail in that most the caches are non-micro and can be far more difficult to find.

Mrs. Rock Chalk and I came up this way last weekend, and I returned without her today. The river is ever present and really adds something to the caching experience. You’ll usually hear it even if you can’t see it. Should you have the opportunity to visit during summer, I’d recommend trying to book this cabin. It looks awesome!

Along the trail

Along the trail