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New Meetup: 11/27 - Snow Shoe and Hot Cocoa - Snoqualmie Pass

From: Saul_K
Sent on: Friday, November 12, 2010 4:47 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Get up Get on Out!

What: 11/27 - Snow Shoe and Hot Cocoa - Snoqualmie Pass

When: Saturday, November 27,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Eastgate Park & Ride
14244 SE Eastgate Way[masked] N[masked] W
Bellevue, WA 98007

The snow has barely started to fall again, yeah!!, so it's time to schedule another snowshoe, Haven't you ever looked out over a beautiful mountain vista and thought to yourself what a nice place this would be for a hot cocoa with friends. I'm planning on hauling up a stove so that we can have cocoa with the best people and the best views.

We'll be doing an afternoon (approx 6-8 miles) Snowshoe at Snoqualmie Pass. We'll meet for carpools in Bellevue. Please post if you can drive or if you need to carpool. I have 12 pairs of loaner snow shoes, so let me know if you need to borrow and make a comment in your RSVP, so that I don't forget. My cell # is[masked]

This is a cross posted event, I have cross posted this to the Pacific NW Hiking Group and the Get Up and Get Out Group as well as placed links in SOA. If it's full here look in the other group.

Carpools - I will post carpool info here, once people post that they can drive. Each rider should plan on pitching in $5 for gas, etc. to the drivers.

I will be coming from north Seattle and probably taking I-90, I have a Toyota 4 runner, and I really don't like driving so if someone is up for driving it, we can use it.
Carpool to the Carpool - Saul's "bus" info - I will only be stopping at the stops that people actually sign up for, so if you want me to get you at one of these stops, put it in your RSVP
Saul's carpool "bus" schedule:
Leave house in Kenmore 8:45am
Lake Forest Park - Ballinger Shopping center Starbucks 8:45am - Kakumi (PNWH), Keeley (GUGO).
65th/Ravenna Park & Ride 9:05am
Greenlake Starbucks 9:10am -
Broadway and Pike Street 9:30am -
Bellevue Eastgate Park & Ride 9:55am

Saul's cell[masked]

*** Please note: Actual Snow Shoe Route choices will be updated to reflect conditions including avalanche danger. Carpool time and location will remain the same. Snow shoe routes will be fairly flat and away from the slopes for safety reasons *******

We'll meet at 9:45am in the Park & Ride and head out at 10:05, the plan is to snow shoe from 11:30am until about 1:30pm and then head back down and grab a bite and a brew at the Issaquah Brewery. I expect to post 3-4 route choices so that people will have time to select. If the snow levels are high, we will have some climbing to get started. We will do sign in sheets so that each leader knows who they are responsible for keeping track of. We will have leaders for each route choice and we will probably start multiple groups 15 minutes apart on the easier route(s) based on demand.

Hope to see you there.


I have loaner Snow Shoes,

I am bringing loaner snow shoes for:

You need to bring your own boots or shoes to wear with them and keep your feet warm. If you like to use poles you'll need to bring your own.

Have an idea which route interests you, we will split into carpools at the Park & Ride for the various routes. I have listed probable leaders for the various routes,

Hyak Exit
Lower Gold Creek Basin - the upper part tends to get avalanches - sno Park Permit required - 5-7 miles some hills, mostly flat) -

Kendall Peaks Lake - sno Park Permit required - approx 8 miles, steady climb - Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet High Point: 4,400 feet

Iron Horse/Twin Lakes combo - groomed trail permit required - 4-7 miles some hills, mostly flat)

Keechelus Exit

Keechelus Ridge - sno Park Permit required - approx 7 miles, steady climb, Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet High Point: 4,900 feet -

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