Twin Lakes Snowshoe Lollipop via Barlow Pass

RSVP's will open on Wednesday January 15th at 7:00 PM

TOTAL MILES 9.0 miles
PACE: Moderate 2.0
DIFFICULTY RATING: Slightly Difficult due to length
PERMITS: Snow Park for Drivers

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 110 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $11.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!

Drivers are required to have traction devices or traction tires for their vehicles.
I am keeping this group a bit smaller than normal but may open it up if I can secure drivers.

We have been waiting on snow and it seems to be here…finally! So let’s head out and do this great lollipop. We will start this trip at the Barlow Pass Trailhead and follow the PCT south as it winds and rolls through the forest… until we meet the trail that will loop past both the Upper and Lower Twin lakes… we will stop for lunch and enjoy the environment before continuing on and reconnecting with the PCT and heading back out to out vehicles. I consider this an Intermediate Level Snowshoe just due to the length. There is nothing technical or aggressive on this trail but there is some gentle elevation gain.

NOTE: I am anticipating that there will be enough snow to make this a snowshoe trip. We will NOT be stopping to rent equipment on the way so please make your necessary rentals prior to the trip if necessary. ALSO… I will do this as a hike if if we get there and there is not enough snow...but there should be! ;) So please be prepared for both by having a way to secure your snowshoes to your pack if we don’t need them.

Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.

NO DOGS, please.

What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Weatherproof gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water

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  • Lisa G

    Wish we could of used the snowshoes, but the weather and company made up for it.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Pete

    Thanks Steve for leading a great hike. It was fun.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • barbara s.

    Great day and a beautiful day I will be able to use the snow shoes. Thanks Steve and everybody else for making this an enjoyable microspike hike.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Steve

    Another amazing day...great people...great weather... a little snow...a lot of fun! Thanks everyone!

    January 25, 2014

  • Preston

    Another Bluebird day on the mountain with Steve. "Fantastic"

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Mitul S

      Steve is rackin' up some stars I guess :)

      2 · January 25, 2014

    • Preston

      Galactic :-)

      1 · January 25, 2014

  • Alok G.

    On my way

    January 25, 2014

  • KRIS

    I will do other hike instead. I dont have time to get snowshoes... Thanks steve

    January 24, 2014

  • april b.

    Steve, I am so sorry, but I have to cancel my RSVP due to a family situation. Boo. I hope you all have an awesome day.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • april b.

    Steve, I'd like to meet you at the Barlow Trail TH. That ok with you? What time do you think you'll arrive?

    January 21, 2014

  • Steve

    This amazingly wonderful weather we are having looks like it is going to continue through the weekend so we should have great weather for outing on Saturday! The down side is… we have not had any fresh snow and the snow conditions may be less than Ideal HOWEVER we are still going to do this!... Since we do not know what to expect, please , come prepared for a snow shoe trip…but you might also want to bring other tractions devices like yaktrax or micro spikes and have a way to secure your snow shoes to your backpack if they are not needed…. It will be a great and fun outing regardless..see you all Saturday AM!

    January 21, 2014

  • Tim

    Also currently on the waiting list. I have an extra pair of MSR snow-shoes to lend out if someone needs them.

    January 18, 2014

  • Chris P.

    I am currently on the waiting list but can drive if that will open up more spots.
    Think "snow"!

    January 16, 2014

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