Waptus & Spade Lakes and Polallie Ridge


Backpack - Spade Lake

Visit a remote, rarely visited lake with close-up views of Mount Daniels.

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  • Tue, Aug 9, 2016 — Wed, Aug 10, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Very Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 25.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Where: Tibbetts Park & Ride, Issaquah, 17 AVE NW/Newport Way, parking lot just south of the transit center garage

When: 7am

Long mileage but minimal elevation gain. Backup camping options at Waptus Lake. Moderate pace and the group will stay together.


Waptus & Spade Lakes and Polallie Ridge

  • Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176

    Green Trails Kachess Lake No. 208

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX

    Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • See full route/place details.
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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