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Trip Report    

Day Hike - Snow Lake


  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • 8am start on a Monday, so parking was easy to attain.  A few other hikers were out there in the morning, but there were a lot more by early afternoon when we were on the descent to our cars. We were happy that we left when we did.

    For naturalists, there was a lot of bear grass to see especially around the lake. The trail had the normal rocky sections so nothing different there.  As for bugs, there were some mosquitoes and a few of those biting black files but not as bad as it can be. Having a light-weight, long-sleeve shirt shirt for the lunch break along with pants (vs shorts) helped minimize the bites. 

    There is work on I-90, but at that hour there were no slow downs.


Dy-no-mite! Is the descriptive word I would use for yesterday’s hike to Snow Lake up by Snoqualmie Pass. Not only were the hikers all amazing individuals, the weather perfect, and the views epic, but... while we were hanging out at the lake eating our lunch, some workers on a peak nearby used dynamite to blow up some undetonated avalanche control from a couple years ago. The shock waves were loud and bounced around the lake like crazy. Wow! It was something to experience.
Apparently the “avalanche control” was recently found, so it became an issue and a crew had to go up there (Snoqualmie Mountain) very early in the morning and deal with it. Staff was on hand at the Alpental Parking lot to make sure we did not wander off in that direction.
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