Heather Lake Hot Coco Snowshoe
Well the winter is full on and the Holiday season is wearing down on everyone’s wallet.
So take a break and burn off some calories with a relaxing hike /snowshoe up to the scenic Heather Lake.
Heather lake is one of hundreds of scenic lakes within our Cascade range.
Located off the Mountain loop highway outside the town of Granite falls is the gateway to many of these lakes.
Heather lake is a rather easy hike (if you’re a hiker) or (Moderate if it’s been a while), 4.6 miles round trip with 1100 feet of elevation gain.
The trail will start out under the tree canopy and head up with a gradual sloop till the lake is reached.
Depending on our weather conditions the last mile or two could be deep snow.
Were still in the early season so the snow might not even be deep enough for the snow shoes so bring your yak trax’s if you’ve got them.
Well meet at the Everett train depot northwest parking area. then carpool out to the trail head. Trail head parking requires a yearly national forest pass or a day pass for each vehicle.
Please let the group no if you have one of these and if your willing to drive when you RSVP.
My plan is to start early and hike up to the lake then cook up some Hot Coco and check out the Scenic surroundings. We’ll head back down once everyone gets to cold. Then maybe we can all have a lunch in Granite falls
Please Read the following Link on the lake description.
Rain, Snow or Sunshine this trip will be scheduled, only high winds will postpone this trip.
Require items to bring,
Clothing that works in rain and snow (No jeans please).
Boots or good soled shoes (No tennis shoes)
Yak trax.s if you own them
10 essentials: Please have this stuff or at least begin to set up your pack with it for future snowshoe trips.
Just because you don’t think you’ll need it, some day you’ll use it on a friend or someone else on the trail.
Map (with protective case)
2. Sun protection
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
5. First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our first-aid checklist)
Matches or lighter
Fire starter (for emergency survival fire)
7. Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Kits for stove, mattress; duct tape strips
Extra day's supply of food
Water bottles or hydration system
Water filter or other treatment system
10. Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
I’ll bring the stove and hot coco.
Here is my Phone number for questions or any info.
Eric S. [masked]