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    Shawnie Krauter added Snoqualmie Mountain

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    Shawnie Krauter completed Snoqualmie Mountain

    about 1 month ago

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    Shawnie Krauter reviewed Marmot Lake and Jade Lake

    7 months ago

    The Parking Lot
    Northwest Forest Pass required, but no day passes were available for purchase so we (and others) did not pay for a day pass. We put out the National Park pass, uncertain if it is suffice.

    The Hike
    Several feet of snow for most of the journey.

    The Trip
    We left Sunday around 10:15AM and made camp around 6:30PM, but did not reach the lake by sunset. Due to the limitations of our trip, we did not make it to Marmot or Jade Lake.

    The Warnings
    You will likely fall through the snow as it has been melting causing a thin surface layer of snow and nothing beneath it until your leg falls through the snow and your foot either hangs, hits the ground, or finds a stream. The trail is not noticeable for probably 5 of the 8 miles we hiked, but the three miles that you can see a trail is also majorly snow covered but tracked by hikers footprints in the snow. Of the several backpackers we talked with about the hike, only one made it to Jade Lake that we know of.

    The Tips
    Use GoogleMaps on your IPhone because service is not required. Try using your AllTrails App map to locate yourself and follow the trail (the app worked on my friends IPhone 7). Bring chalk and flagger tape if trekking in the snow. Be prepared to have wet feet (we used plastic bags to cover our feet the next morning due to wet shoes). Consider what you will do if you can't find a non-snowy spot to sleep (we weren't expecting much snow.)

    The Verdict
    A gorgeous hike that I hope to blaze again in the summer! A hard hike that may require off-trail hiking, steep inclines, and multiple river crossings!

    Shawnie Krauter saved Jade Lakes

    7 months ago

    Shawnie Krauter added Let's do it!

    7 months ago

    Shawnie Krauter followed Gretchen Martin

    7 months ago

    Shawnie Krauter added Morning Walk

    8 months ago

    Shawnie Krauter added Short Run

    10 months ago

    Shawnie Krauter added Ugly Sweater Run

    about 1 year ago

    Shawnie Krauter added Night Run/ (and walk)

    about 1 year ago