Denny Creek Cabin #5
Denny Creek Cabin #5
The cabin is located near Snoqualmie Pass, a few miles off Exit 47. The Google map to the left is the best way to find your way to the cabin. (Note that it's in-between the east- and west-bound lanes of I-90!) Click on the cabin icon and you can even get driving directions from anywhere you want.
From I-90, take exit 47 ("Denny Creek / Asahel Curtis") and follow the signs for Denny Creek Campground. That is, on the north side of the freeway, head east (right) and pass under the west-bound lanes of I-90. Immediately past this, turn left on NF Road 5800. (If you miss this turn, don't worry, the wrong road dead-ends in about a half mile and you'll soon realize your mistake.) Continue for about 2 miles, and if there's much snow on the ground, you'll come to the place where the snow plow stops. If it's a weekend, there will be TONS of cars here. Park somewhere legal, gear up, and continue down the road on foot, skis, or showshoes.
Soon after you start , you'll cross a bridge. About 1500 feet later, you'll pass the entrance to the campground, on your left, closed in winter. The road will continue past the campground, then curve left and downhill a little, then head right and uphill. Partway up this hill (100 feet?) you'll come to an intersection, with the left-hand turn labelled Franklin Falls and Melakwa Lake. There is a fancy new outhouse here as of 2016. Turn left here - don't miss this turn or you'll keep going up to the pass, 3 miles further on!
In 200 feet you'll cross another bridge. The road will curve uphill and to the right; our cabin is the third one on your right, about 150 feet on. You can't go too far wrong - this road dead ends in a loop about 1/4 mile past the cabin, so if you miss it, just come on back! :)
If we're there, it will probably be the only cabin with smoke coming out of the chimney, and with a massive number of tracks in and out, so it shouldn't be hard to find. It's a red/brown A-frame, with a "#5" next to the door - although, with any luck, it'll all be buried under 10 feet of snow! :)