Lake Wenatchee North Park Area

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Cross-country Ski - Lake Wenatchee North Park Area

Leavenworth/Plain Nordic ski tour: Day 1 We will do a half day (afternoon) at the North Lake Wenatchee State Park ski area

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  • N1 Nordic Basic Ski
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.3 mi

For those lodging in Plain, we will meet at the Plain Hardware store at 1pm.  We can carpool from there to the Lake Wenatchee North Snow-Park area, where we will begin the ski trip.   Participants can arrange to meet there as well.

Parking at the trail requires a Snow Park Pass with Groomed trails sticker.

We will plan to ski the outer loop and some of the inner loops in the North Park area.  There are a total of 5.3 k of scenic trails which loop through the campgrounds, follow the river and lake shores, and run through quiet stretches of forest. 

Most of the trail is rated "easy" but there are a few sections with some hills that require herringbone and snowplow skills to navigate. This may be challenging for beginning cross-country skiers.

Please note that grooming typically takes place Thurs-Sunday, so the trail may not have been recently groomed on our ski day.

Snow conditions may necessitate alternate ski routes.

Additional Notes:  Due to the traveling distance, the ski trip is best done as an overnight. 

Travel:  Driving distance from Seattle is 110 miles (a little over 2 hrs) traveling over Stevens Pass (Hwy 2), or 148 miles (about 2.5 hrs) traveling over Snoqualmie Pass (I-90) and Blewett Pass (Hwy 97).  It will be necessary to either have 4 wheel drive with good traction tires and/or carry chains during the winter time.  Carpooling is also an option and more information will be shared as we get closer to the trip time.

Lodging: Leader has a cabin in Plain that participants are welcome to stay in.   The cabin has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people in 5 separate beds. There is a cozy fireplace, covered hot tub, tv and wifi.  Cost is 25$ per person/per night plus a share in the $130 cleaning fee payable directly to leader. We will coordinate meals.  Please email me if you wish to stay here with your bed preference and number of nights/ guests.  There are many other lodging options available as well, both in Plain (http://www.beavervalleylodge.com ) and in nearby Leavenworth http://leavenworth.org/lodging/

 

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Lake Wenatchee North Park Area


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