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New Meetup: Red Pond/Pass and Beyond

From: Steve C
Sent on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Eastside Hikers Meetup Group!

What: Red Pond/Pass and Beyond

When: Tuesday, July 27,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Preston Park & Ride
I-90 Exit 22
Preston, WA 98050

Got Tuesday off? If so, let's hike up to Red Pond, Red Pass, and to the end of the trail on the high ridge between Red Mtn and Lundin Peak.

From Snoqualmie Pass we ascend the PCT northbound, drop down slightly into Commonwealth Basin and then along the creekside trail up to Red Pond. Red Pass is just ahead followed by a good path to the bare ridge top - a stones-throw from the summit of Lundin. Fantastic 360 degree views from up there, flowers too! On our return we will take the old Commonwealth Trail back to the parking lot saving at least 1 mile.

Stats: 10 miles round trip with 2,600' elevation gain. Moderate social pace. I've done this hike many times, a favorite. There may be a patch or two of snow near the pond. Hiking time will be 5-6 hours.

Meet 8am at the Preston Park & Ride on I-90, Exit 22. We will carpool to the trailhead. No dogs or babies. Outhouse at trailhead.

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