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Lower Gold Creek Basin Snowshoe

Feb 21, 2011

by The H crew last modified Feb 21, 2011 06:13 PM
Type of Outing
Snowshoe/XC Ski
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Hike: Lower Gold Creek Basin Snowshoe
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Baker Ranger District
Trails: Gold Creek (#1314)
Avg Rating: 3.60
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Snow on trail
Great beginner snowshoe hike. We started out about 10:30 am. Snow was compact at the beginning of our day but the snow was falling and we ended with a nice fresh layer.It wasn't as crowded as we expected but it was clearly a favorite spot. At about 1.7 mi. we stopped and walked around Heli's pond, definitely worth doing. At about 2.5 mi you come to a beautiful meadow just perfect for a lunch stop. Because of time constraints this was our turn around point. However, if someone had the time it would be fun to explore up the valley farther.....Another important detail...you must purchase a sno-park pass. This would be great for kids as well , as we saw many having a great time.
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