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Hike of the Week for Friday, March 29, 2013

Crescent Lake

Swan stop at the confluence of the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers

Article and photo by Craig Romano

Crescent Lake
Crescent Lake is a great place for observing
swans, geese, and many other birds.

Ever wonder where the Snohomish River begins? It starts right where the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers converge—about three miles south of downtown Monroe. Much of the surrounding land at the confluence of these two rivers is lush and saturated floodplain supporting mature riparian forest and productive farmland. Crescent Lake sits right between the rivers near their confluence. A 10-acre oxbow lake that was once part of the Snoqualmie River, it is now the centerpiece of a 360-acre wildlife area. Continue at Crescent Lake.

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