Announcing a new Meetup for Seattle Get up Get on Out!What
: 11/26 - Work off the Turkey - Snow Shoe and Hot Cocoa - Snoqualmie Pass When
: Friday, November 26,[masked]:00 AMWhere
: 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
*** Please note: Actual Snow Shoe Route choices will be updated to reflect conditions including avalanche danger. Carpool time and location will remain the same. Most 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 for 12 people.
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,
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 Ridge - sno Park Permit required - approx 7 miles, steady climb, Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet High Point: 4,900 feet -
I know that this event usually fills up really quick and I'd like everyone to be able to go so
I will need help from others that are willing to lead, my preference is that you have some familiarity with the route, have a map, can navigate, have some first aid experience and are skilled at managing squirells in a fun way ;-)
1) Leading one of the routes - we will be in areas with legal party size
restrictions of 8-12 people max, I will identify which route has which restriction.
I need more people to volunteer to lead a group so that we can split into legal size
groups starting either on different routes or a while apart if on the same route, we
not only want to be legal, we actually don't want our groups so close together that
it feels like a shopping mall experience for our fellow outdoors people, so let me
know if you are willing to lead and if you have a preferred route from the list.
Thanks Saul [address removed]
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/adventurers-96/calendar/15434655/