Dorothy, Bear & Deer Lakes


Backpack - Dorothy, Bear & Deer Lakes

Waterfalls, lakes and autumn solitude

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,800 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.5 mph

7:30 AM Monroe Park and Ride

Moderate lower elevation trip with four lovely lakes.  We will access the lakes from the North (via Hwy 2).  Should be an easy-going trip. Plan to camp at Bear Lake and then head further up the trail to check out Snoqualmie Lake.  This trip is weather dependent.  Participants need to be aware that there will be 12 hours of darkness and likely sub-freezing temperatures  at night with likely some rain or possibly snow.  Microspikes may be required if trail conditions advise. If weather looks rainy or group prefers, we may switch to an East of the Mountains trip--likely Nason Ridge, with one night at Merrit Lake


Dorothy, Bear & Deer Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
  • microspikes may be required if conditions warrant
  • extra warm clothes, gloves and hat
  • full rain gear and pack cover
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