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Keechelus Lake - John Wayne Snowshoe

Feb 18, 2013

by shermj last modified Feb 18, 2013 07:31 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Keechelus Lake - John Wayne Snowshoe
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
Agency: Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Avg Rating: 3.50
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Snow on trail
This is a great route for beginner snowshoers, but even intermediate skill level will enjoy this route. We enjoyed having some people around for safety. Trailhead is extremely easy to find at the Hyak sno-park. Just make sure you have the appropriate permits/passes. There was a booth with an employee to ensure we had the correct permit.

The weather was very comfortable and despite the overcast sky we had some beautiful views along the lake and down the valley. We meandered off the Iron Horse trail several times to enjoy exploring around the edge of the lake, but beware of dangerously thin ice! Take the side road to Lake keechelus boat launch and day use area. The Iron Horse Trail had instructions on how snowshoers can share the trail with groomed cross country users. No snowmobiles in this area!
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