Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)

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Day Hike - Snow Lake (Snoqualmie)

11/9/17 Update. I'm cancelling this activity due to additional snow today and tomorrow. Snow Lake is known for extreme avalanche danger. We aren't going to take any chances.  Easy pace to get out and stretch the legs, breath in some fresh air, clear the mind and free the spirit. Possible continued hike to Gem Lake based on how the group is feeling.

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Meet at Everett Transit Station at 7 a.m. For folks coming from south of Everett, we can coordinate as the roster builds to carpool if possible. 

11/9/17 Update. I'm cancelling this activity due to additional snow today and tomorrow. Snow Lake is known for extreme avalanche danger. We aren't going to take any chances. 

11/6/17 Update. I'm continuing to watch the weather and avalanche conditions for this hike to determine if it is safe to continue. I'm adding microspikes to the list of things to bring. 

Weather will begin to be more unpredictable. Bring warm and waterproof clothing. Gaiters and extra socks will help keep feet warm and dry. Bring a lunch and if you'd like a thermos of something warm. 

Route/Place

Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)



  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness (ALPS)

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Trails Illustrated Alpine Lakes Wilderness
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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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