Pete & Spectacle Lakes


Backpack - Pete & Spectacle Lakes

Change of destination in consideration of weather forecast. We will have a nice leisurely trip to beautiful Pete Lake, with the option of doing side trips to either Spectacle Lake or Waptus Pass.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

Meet at 10 AM @ Ravenna Park & Ride, north end. Look for silver Impreza with the hatchback open.

The fall colors are out so despite the weather, we will still head out into the beautiful Pacific Northwest backcountry! With snow and thundershowers in the forecast, we will hike to Pete Lake, a lower elevation destination with heavy tree cover, for an overnight stay. If the weather ends up kinder than expected, we can opt for Sunday morning side trips to either Spectacle Lake or Waptus Pass.

Note: This is a mentored backpacking trip


Pete & Spectacle 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
  • Rain gear
  • Water purification/filtration method
  • 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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