Pear Lake


Day Hike - Pear Lake

Join us on a hike to a seldom visited alpine lake.

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  • Sat, Jul 19, 2014
  • Seattle 20-30 Somethings
  • Day Hiking
  • 20-30 Somethings
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Meet: 6:30 AM at Greenlake Park and Ride (6601 8th Ave NE Seattle, WA)

Pear Lake is a beautiful lake perched on the Cascade crest in the heart of the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness. Pear is a scenic delight, served with a fine accompaniment of old-growth forests, wildflower meadows, and alpine views and is indeed a sweet destination. This approach has its advantages in the form of Top Lake, Fall Mountain, and few fellow hikers.

It's a three hour drive to the trailhead. The plan is to be booted up and moving by 10:00am. The six mile hike up should take about 3.5 hours so we should be at the lake in time for a late lunch (1:30ish).  Then back down to the cars by about 5 and home by 7-8.

It is a pretty hefty hike (12 miles round trip) so we will be moving at a decent clip. Not so much that we will be out of breath, but enough to get a good 'ole sweat on.


Pear Lake

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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