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Day Hike - Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass

A 10-mile round trip hike with 1,500 feet of elevation gain that explores a lightly used but scenic section of the Pacific Crest Trail south from Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: Av. 2 mph moving speed

Meet at 8:45 am North Bend Safeway parking lot close to the tall Safeway/O'Reilly Auto Parts/Chase Bank sign in the parking lot. It's close to I-90 exit 31.

Directions to meeting place will be emailed to all participants as soon as registration closes.

PLEASE DON'T REGISTER UNTIL YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE NOTES BELOW, YOU ARE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE, YOU ARE FIT FOR THE TRIP DISTANCE, SPEED OF TRAVEL & ELEVATION GAIN, PLUS THE MEETING TIME AND LOCATION WORK FOR YOU.

If you are hoping for a ride you will have a better chance if you set your profile to "Open" and provide carpool information such as the area you live in and locations you can reach by transit to meet a driver.

 BY REGISTERING THIS LEADER CONSIDERS YOU MADE A COMMITMENT TO THE TRIP. It's only good form to cancel in the event of an injury, illness or an emergency. Even if there are people on the wait list it's often difficult to move them up close to the trip date. THANK YOU!

We will hike south on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Snoqualmie Pass south trailhead over the Summit West ski area and past Beaver Lake and Lodge Lake to the west. We then traverse a steep slope overlooking the deep canyon of the South Fork Snoqualmie River.

About 3 miles from the trailhead the trail leaves the old road and descends a talus slope and crosses Rockdale Creek. After a short ascent the trail climbs and enters the picturesque Ollalie Meadows with Radio Mountain to the east. After a short ascent beyond the meadow we reach Windy Pass, our destination and high point at 3,800 ft. We will return by the same route.

 This hike will be led at a moderate pace (average 2 mph). A good standard of fitness and stamina is required in view of the 10 mile trip distance and 1,500 ft.elevation gain.

The map for our day trip is: GT Snoqualmie Pass Gateway #207S

Please contact the leader with any questions:

Chris Ensor ctrails@comcast.net

 

 

Route/Place

Pacific Crest Trail: Snoqualmie Pass to Windy Pass


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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