Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)

A two-night three day backpack trip to Snow, Gem and Lower Wildcat Lakes, in the heart of the Snoqualmie region. We will stay two nights at Gem Lake and take a leisurely day hike to either Lower Wildcat or Wright Mountain.

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  • Moderate, Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,857 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.5

Meet at Brickyard P&R in Bothell for those who live North at 5:45 am. Carpooling arrangements can be worked out among participants for other areas for convenience. 


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
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, and extra info to be shared via our B3 Zoom chats. 

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