Forum Index > Trip Reports > Tull Canyon/Tubal Cain Mines-ONF-7/21/11
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
onemoremile
Member
Member


Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1304 | TRs
Location: Sequim
onemoremile
Member
PostThu Jul 21, 2011 8:17 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Trailhead used: Tubal Cain Mine Trailhead off of FS Rd 2870--Upper Dungeness Trailheads.

Well, today was supposed to be cloudy and gray.  So, the thought was to hike to places where fog/clouds/drizzle had minimal effect.  It seemed like the best option was to go to Tull Canyon to visit the B-17 crash site and Tull City, then hop on over to Tubal Cain Mine and peer into the underworld known as mining.  The forecast held up for the most part, but the nearest star did make an appearance for a few hours.
It was a bit foggy and cool for the hike up to the Tull Canyon turn off.  The first mine shaft is also along this part of the trail.
After continuing on for a short while, bits of plane wreckage become apparent....then some larger pieces....then an airplane.  A B-17.
Following the trail past the wreckage then brings one to the old cabins that were once part of Tull City.
The trail then meanders up to the upper portion of the canyon, giving way to hillside meadow, rock formations and a nice creek.  Lots of wildflowers out right now, spreading their color upon the mountainside.
Venturing further up the canyon leads to snowy slopes and a field of large boulders.  The canyon continues until transforming into a saddle between ridges...snow covered.  To return to the lower elevations, one could utilize the express snow slide that has been provided.
After all the sunshine, snow, boulders and wildflowers it was decided to head to the main mine at Tubal Cain.

--------------
ďArbolist?  Look up the word. I donít know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, itís an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees.Ē  G.W. Bush
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
FungiFan
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Sep 2010
Posts: 383 | TRs
Location: East of the Olympics
FungiFan
Member
PostFri Jul 22, 2011 1:31 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
What? No Rhodie pictures. Surely they haven't finished blooming have they?

Funny, we did a similar hike for the same reasons back on the 13th. Doesn't look like much snow has melted out since. Thanks for the TR and pictures.

FF

--------------
Stupid isn't illegal...but sure comes with consequences.
Famous last words: 'Here, hold my beer and watch this.'
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
onemoremile
Member
Member


Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1304 | TRs
Location: Sequim
onemoremile
Member
PostFri Jul 22, 2011 4:03 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
There were still a few rhodies in bloom.  I think most were past bloom.  I went down that trail on the 2nd, and they weren't quite ready.  There were a few areas with plenty of rhodie petals laying along the trail.

--------------
ďArbolist?  Look up the word. I donít know, maybe I made it up. Anyway, itís an arbo-tree-ist, somebody who knows about trees.Ē  G.W. Bush
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trip Reports > Tull Canyon/Tubal Cain Mines-ONF-7/21/11
  Happy Birthday Flash Gordon, raz2sea!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy