Lake Serene Snowshoe and Hot coco

Lake Serene 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 Lake Serene.
Serene Lake is one of hundreds of scenic lakes within our Cascade range.
Located off the Stevens Pass highway outside the town of index is the gateway to many of these lakes.
Lake Serene is a rather easy hike (if you’re a hiker) or (Moderate if it’s been a while), 7.2 miles round trip with 2000 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 Index or further down the mountain.
Please Read the following Link on the lake description.

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

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

    Perfect, Brad and I had a great time we had an 8 mile hike with Zero rain and light snow the entire time. After words we had lunch in Monroe.
    Winter weather is the best time hike and be in the mountains don't quite know why everyone complains about the cold, That's why we have clothing.

    December 15, 2012

  • Margaret H.

    I have the flu. I'm won't be coming today:(
    It's a beautiful day for a hike!
    I'm going back to bed now.

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well we have low freezing levels down to 2000 feet, we will have rain and snow on the trail.
    Be prepaired to carry snow shoes I don't know how low the snow level is right now.
    I'll be having breakfast at Dennys at 6:45 am in Everett, feel free to join me.

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're heading up towards MT index if anyone wants to meet along the route we can surely pick you up.

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're heading up towards MT index if anyone wants to meet along the route we can surely pick you up.

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're heading up towards MT index if anyone wants to meet along the route we can surely pick you up.

    December 11, 2012

  • Tara S.

    Hello! This looks like a ton of fun. My only concern is that I am not a snowshoe"er" at the moment and with the holidays upon us I am unable to purchase some of the things on the list. Any suggestions on the MUST HAES as well as were I can rent the equipment needed. Thank you!

    December 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey there,
      Understandable cost is always an issue.
      Couple ways that will make life simple,
      Friends always have extra gear,
      Good will and value village can get you incredible deals on old down Jackets and goretex outer wear.
      REI rents out the snowshoes and poles cheep.
      10 essential is only mandatory if your in a tiny group.
      Hope you can make a trip soon.

      December 10, 2012

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