Hansen Creek Trail: Crystal hunters dig for amethyst magic

My Seattle friend and I were in need of a hiking adventure, and selected Hansen Creek trail, a new hike that promised some steep hills, single-track trails, and a little scree scrambling. After a bit of searching by car, we found what looked to be the trailhead on the west side of Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle After parking, loading our packs, and letting the dog out of the van, we set off, looking for the trail that promised to be heading uphill after about a mile on an old overgrown road. Soon we saw some narrow clearings heading up...

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