The mild weather to date has allowed hikers to visit the townsite late this fall. No appreciable storm or flood damage has occurred, but of course that can change overnight. Wet and freezing weather make footing hazardous, as can high water at creek and river crossings. Please check weather forecasts and condition updates before making your trip.
Of concern has been a rash of vehicle trailhead break-ins and vandalism in the area. From Mt. Pilchuck to Barlow Pass cases of smashed windows, theft, and tire slashing recently have been reported. Suspects have been detained, but it is too early to confirm that the crimes have ceased. Take precautions, and report to the sheriff any suspicious activity.