Gold Creek Basin (winter)

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Beginner Snowshoe - Lower Gold Creek Basin

How about a quick 4 mile "out and back" snowshoe up the Gold Creek Basin to Heli's Pond on Saturday?

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at the Preston Park and Ride off I-90 (Exit 22) at 8:00 am.

NOTE: Drivers should have chains for their vehicles and must have at least a daily Discover Pass and ungroomed Sno-Park permit  (cost to be divided among all passengers). Mountaineers recommended mileage reimbursement for carpooling is a .12 per mile per passenger.

The weather looks great on Saturday so let's get out and enjoy the morning.  This is a short trip up Gold Creek basin to Heli's pond where we can stop for a snack or just hang out for a bit.  On the way, we can circle around Gold Creek Pond.  I expect this location will be a busy spot but the trip to Heli's pond should get us away from the crowds for a bit.   If we start around 9:00 am, I would expect to be back to the trailhead around noon.

 

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Gold Creek Basin (winter)



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    USGS Chikamin Peak

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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