Backpack - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)


Backpack - Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

This is fun, moderate backpack (10 miles, 1280' gain) offering an easy approach to a scenic alpine lake with waterfalls along the way. PERFECT FOR B3 STUDENTS!!

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  • Mon, Aug 8, 2016 — Tue, Aug 9, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,280 ft

7 am at the Tibbets Park & Ride, Issaquah

On Monday, the hike to Goat Lake starts a mile off the Mountain Loop road between Barlow Pass and Darrington. We will set up camp at Goat Lake for the night. On Tuesday, we will hike back out.


Goat Lake (Monte Cristo)

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
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