New Meetup: Alpine Lakes Tour - Talapus/Olallie/Pratt/Tuscohatchie/Melak­wa

From: Steve C
Sent on: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:46 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Eastside Hikers Meetup Group!

What: Alpine Lakes Tour - Talapus/Olallie/Pratt/Tuscohatchie/Melakwa

When: Saturday, July 3,[masked]:00 AM

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

A one-way hike beginning at the Talapus Lake trailhead and ending at the Melakwa Lake trailhead. We will visit 5 alpine lakes enroute - Talapus, Olallie, Pratt, Lower Tuscohatchie, and Melakwa. Dip a different body part in each one if you dare!

Stats: 13 miles with 3,000' elevation gain. I've done this trip many times. A full day of hiking, 7-8 hours. This should NOT be your first hike of the season.

Meet 8am on the east side of the Eastgate Park & Ride on I-90 in Bellevue. We will carpool to the trailhead and setup the short car shuttle. NW Forest Parking Passes are required for drivers. Toilets are available at the start, end, and at each lake.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-343/calendar/13811963/

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