Pratt Lake Trail

Trip

Backpack - Lower Tuscohatchie Lake

We’ll take the Pratt Lake trail to a highpoint at 4200 feet. We’ll then descend to Pratt Lake and continue for another .6 miles to Lower Tuscohatchie Lake, which is very scenic with attractive camping spots. That’s 6 miles. On Saturday we’ll do side-trips to the even more scenic Melakwa Lake and probably Pratt Lake (a bonus 6 miles total total).

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

10:00 AM at the Issaquah Transit Center on the south side, 1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah. Look for a reddish Jeep Wrangler.

If Tuscohatchie campsites are full, we’ll camp at Pratt Lake, but that’s unlikely. The leader is a navigation committee member so navigation discussions and exercises can be done if anyone is interested

Route/Place

Pratt Lake Trail


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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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