Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Snowshoe

Youth activity

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Snowshoe - Snow & Gem Lakes (Snoqualmie)

  • *Varies*, Moderate, Strenuous 4, Technical 2
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

9:00 am meet at Alpental parking lot.


  • Trip Sheet
  • EAP
  • Carpool
  • Weather
  • Road Conditions: Mt. Rainier road conditions, closures, and chain requirements
  • Parking: No passes required, but there is a $30 entrance fee to get into Mt. Rainier NP
  • Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email Trenton to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.
  • Land Acknowledgement: We will be recreating on the lands/waters of the Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes, including the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Nisqually people, who live here and steward these lands and waters as they have since time immemorial. The Seattle Mountaineers Youth Clubs encourage you to recreate mindfully and respectfully on our upcoming trip to these native lands.



  • Snowshoes or trekking poles: Let the trip leader know
  • Other gear: Submit your request to Trenton

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

  • Snowshoes (can borrow from Mountaineers)
  • Snowshoe poles
  • Boots* (insulated and waterproof)
  • Gaiters
  • Warm clothing and extra synthetic layers
  • Long underwear top and bottom (synthetic)
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Liner socks (optional, but recommended)
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • Waterproof shell (jacket and pants, breathable with hood on jacket)
  • Waterproof gloves*
  • Liner gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Stocking hat (wool or synthetic)
  • Brimmed cap
  • Water bottles (at least 2L)
  • Lunch
  • Day pack (small backpack with hip belt preferred)
  • Van shoes
  • Camera (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library by [DATE].

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