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June Lake Hike

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  • Gateway Transit Center, Parking Garage, SE corner, Ground Floor

    NE Multnomah St & NE 99th Ave, Portland, OR (map)

    45.531284 -122.562340

  • This was meant to be a snowshoe, but there isn't enough snow.  We will be hiking instead.

    We’ll explore the trails around Marble Mountain Sno-Park, right at the base of Mt. St. Helens. Along the way, we’ll pass by 40’ Chocolate Falls, then on to June Lake, where a tall, slender waterfall cascades right down to the lake shore.

    Hike: 6 mi loop (possibly shortened to 3 miles), 1100’ elevation gain. Drive: 140 miles RT. Drivers will need a Washington Sno-Park permit.

    Meet at Gateway Transit Center, in the southeast corner of the parking garage, 8:30 am.

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  • Keith

    I am rescheduling this event for February when there will hopefully be more snow. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    December 28, 2013

  • Keith

    Also, I realized that the description doesn't include information about the cost of this event. The cost is $2 for Mazama members and $3 for non-members. Small bills appreciated.

    December 28, 2013

  • Keith

    A quick weather update here. I saw the St. Helens area from an airplane today and there is barely any snow below about 4000'. So this event is going to be a hike, not a snowshoe. You won't need snowshoes, but there's a chance of ice on the trail, so traction devices like YakTrax are highly recommended.

    We may also need to adjust the route because of some treacherous boulders. I'll provide more information soon.

    December 26, 2013

  • Kathy

    Keith have you checked the snow level on the mountain? I led a hike up there two weeks ago and there wasn't enough snow for snowshoes but they did close the road. We attempted to go over to June Lake but there wasn't enough snow to cover all the boulders and was very dangerous. I have photos if you would like to see. Also note that you need a WA snopark pass now as OR no longer works in WA. I cancelled my hike up there last weekend because it had been raining up there. Last year at this time I had been up there 10 times and there were feet of fresh powder......Have fun and be safe.

    December 23, 2013

    • Keith

      I am keeping an eye on the snow level. From a plane on Dec. 16, it looked like the snow level was close to 5000'. The top of Silver Star was snow-free. So there may not be any snow up there at all this weekend. I'll update the group by Thursday.

      December 23, 2013

    • Kathy

      Thanks for the Silver Star report. Sounds like I need to lead a hike there this weekend. I was going to do some research but you saved me some time. Thanks for the info. Have a safe trip. I went up to Chocolate Falls which is a nice alternative to June Lake. We broke the trail to June Lake which is only a 1/4 out and turned around. It is a great view from the turn around but I'd never lead a hike over the rocks without LOTS of snow.

      December 23, 2013


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