Friday, February 11, 2011


 Kennedy Hot Springs ranger cabin

Kennedy Hot Springs was located within Glacier Peak Wilderness Area in the North Cascades Range.  On October 20, 2003 an estimated foot of rain hit the west side of Glacier Peak, causing mudslides to come crashing down White Chuck Creek.  It tore out bridges (8 trail bridges total), buried the hot springs and destroyed the ranger cabin.  The damage was so bad the Pacific Crest Trail was re-routed to the east side of Glacier Peak.

The most popular trail to Kennedy Hot Springs was the White Chuck Trail #643.  The above photo was taken in 1985 of the White Chuck River trail bridge.  Do you see the ranger cabin in the background?  Hikers would head to the cabin and cross the bridge to the hot springs.

The small but very popular Kennedy Hot Springs (1985)

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