Backpack - Snowgrass Flats, Cispus Basin, Old Snowy & Goat Lake

Check off one of Washington's classic hikes! This trip is geared toward B3 students, but anyone is welcome.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 24.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

We will depart from the Snowgrass Flats Trailhead on Saturday, September 10 at 9 am sharp. Make sure to arrive with ample time to make any final packing adjustments and be good to go by 8:45 am. For folks that want to carpool from the Seattle area, we will meet at the Greenlake Park and Ride at 5 am and depart no later than 5:15 am.  It is an approximately 3:10-3:20 drive from the Park and Ride, so will likely not have time to stop en route. Please plan accordingly.

This trip will start and return via the Snowgrass Flats Trailhead. We will not follow the itinerary listed in the description. I will determine the itinerary based on weather and other conditions as the date nears and share it with folks about a week before we leave. Plan on approximately 10 mile days, with possible side trips/scrambles for folks that are interested. The goal will be to get an early start on Sunday so that we're back in the city at a reasonable hour, but I recommend not making any definite plans that evening. A bear canister or Ursack is required. 


Snowgrass Flats, Cispus Basin, Old Snowy & Goat Lake

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The ten essentials (including map and compass!) plus overnight gear. A bear canister or Ursack is also required for this trip. Please don't hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions about packing or food planning. 

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