Intermediate Snowshoe - Merritt Lake Loop

Merritt Lake Loop

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8:00 AM at US-2 at Merritt Lake turn-off

Merritt Lake - 8 miles, 2500' gain.

Merritt Lake is located east of Stevens Pass on Nason Ridge just north of the Stevens Pass Highway/US-2. This is a good early-season tuneup. We'll be ascending the Merritt Lake road to 3000', then turning N to gain the ridge. At that point we can decide to proceed to the Merritt Lake cirque or something else...

I'll email TOPO! maps in JPEG format to trip participants prior to departure. Questions? Please call me.

Driving Directions:
From the west (Everett/Seattle), - drive Stevens Pass Hiway/US-2 east over Stevens Pass. Park in the widened area on the north side of the highway west of the Merritt Lake road shortly after milepost 76 . Time: 2:00 from Seattle.

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