Heather Lake Snowshoe and Hot Coco

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.

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/heather-lake-1

Rain, Snow or Sunshine this trip will be scheduled, only high winds will postpone this trip.
Require items to bring,
Rain gear
Clothing that works in rain and snow (No jeans please).
Boots or good soled shoes (No tennis shoes)
Pack
Snowshoes
Yak trax.s if you own them
Snow poles
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.


1. Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
2. Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses
3. Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
4. Illumination
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
Extra batteries
5. First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our first-aid checklist)
6. Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Fire starter (for emergency survival fire)
7. Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Kits for stove, mattress; duct tape strips
8. Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
9. Hydration
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]


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Eric and all for a great afternoon. Perfect hike and weather with a great group and thanks to Brad for masterfully capturing the spirit of the day in pictures.

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was great, we had 9 of us head up and actually get too snowshoe the backside of the lake. Perfect weather and perfect company, the sun came out and the sky cleared out to enjoy the views.
    We made Hot Coco and relaxed at lake, the hike was an easy stroll.
    We topped off the day by eating at a Mexican place in Granite falls eating lots of chips and salsa.
    Thanks everyone for signing on for this the Meetup.
    Eric S.

    December 8, 2012

  • Margaret H.

    I'm deeply satisfied with the snowshoe adventure to Heather Lake :)
    Wonderful company and beautiful scenery...thank you Eric. I loved it!

    December 8, 2012

  • peter p

    The coco hit the spot...Great hiking with you all.

    December 8, 2012

  • Andrew

    I had a great time, it was fun meeting you all. Thanks again Eric, for another event well-organized

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful meeting you all. Thanks Eric for being such a fantastic host on a most beautiful "easy" hike!

    December 8, 2012

  • Tina

    Had a fabulous time! Thanks, Eric, for a gteat introduction to your group.

    December 8, 2012

  • Tina

    Had a fabulous time! Thanks, Eric, for a great introduction to your group!

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I'm not at the trailhead when you are ready to go, start without me. It's been an exhausting day.

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in breakfast I'll be at the Dennys just before 6:45 am then at the train staion 7:45Am.
    I drive A White Lexus SUV and will have a Wind sock blowing in the breeze.
    See ya there.

    December 7, 2012

    • Andrew

      Thanks Eric, I'll try to meet you there by 7:00

      December 7, 2012

  • Gabriele

    Eric, can I have a ride with you please?

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone,
    Let it snow, let it Snow, the freezing level is down and we will have some fresh stuff.
    Alan, Peter we'll see you there no since in backtracking.
    I can fit three of you in my car Andrew can take some so we'll figuire it out at the P&R.
    Please keep your RSVP active, if you can't make it update RSVP.

    December 3, 2012

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