PCT: WA Section J - Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass is a 70.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, WA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking and is accessible from June until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Section J is a trail for in-shape, experienced hikers. They're not kidding when they say that it's over 13,000 feet of elevation gain and 12,000 feet of elevation loss. This part of the Cascades is very verticle. You'll encounter a lot of switchbacks, scree, tree fall, and overgrown trail. Along with this is the most amazing scenery anywhere on earth. There is plenty of water, even in drought. Use a filter for lake water, but streams are clean above trail. You'll see glaciers, animals, beautiful wildflower fields, and deep forest.