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Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe

We will snowshoe into Commonwealth Basin, a popular destination. I've been there many times in summer, but the last time on snowshoes was 1980 to climb Kendall Peak. We will park at the Snoqualmie Summit ski area, walk under the freeway, strap on the snowshoes and head up into the basin. We will try to follow the old trail into the basin, poke around a bit, and then return. If the sun is shinning we may go elsewhere to maximize the rays coming down on us.

Approximately 5mi with 1,000' elevation gain.

This trip is good for beginners, but please be in decent shape. Snowshoes with traction devices are highly recommended. Bring poles and extra clothing.

I WILL CANCEL THIS IF THE WEATHER AND/OR DRIVING CONDTIONS ARE BAD. SNOWSHOEING IN THE RAIN IS NO FUN!!! ALWAYS CHECK THIS POSTING BEFORE LEAVING HOME.

Steve Crouch [masked]

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  • Annette

    a truely awesome forest snowshoe, I loved it!

    February 28, 2013

    • Thelma

      That was awesome and good to see you!

      February 28, 2013

  • Steve C

    Snowed the entire time. Lots of powder and an EZ track to follow. Good to see some old friends again and a couple of newbies.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It took me 50 min to get from N. Seattle to I 90 by then it was 9AM. Did others have trouble too? Anyway I turned around in Rainier Valley and came home in 15 min. Hope you all had a great time. Boo Hoo!

    February 28, 2013

    • Steve C

      You were only 15 min away. If you had called we would have waited. Others were late too so we didn't leave until 9:20.

      February 28, 2013

  • Deborah

    Steve, One of these weeks, I'll sign up for a trip, currently recovering from a foot injury, dang.

    February 28, 2013

  • Steve C

    Be prepared for wet conditions. Forcast high is 33 deg. Some new snow this morning.

    February 28, 2013

  • Terri R.

    Becky - I live near Green Lake and can car pool. Where do you live?
    I am at 5210 Keystone

    February 27, 2013

    • Becky C.

      Great. I am near the 65th st P& Rcan drive or ride.

      February 27, 2013

    • Becky C.

      I will email u my number so we can talk in the morning.

      February 27, 2013

  • Anne-Marie L

    I don't have the stamina & don't want to slow you all down.

    February 26, 2013

    • Jara (Jarmila) P.

      You are not slow, you hot stuff lady!

      February 27, 2013

    • Thelma

      Jara..I was the slowest of the group!! so Anne Marie I will keep you company. Jara is fast!!

      February 27, 2013

  • Jara (Jarmila) P.

    Thank you Steve- I will be looking forward to spending time with all of the participants again.
    Last Saturday, I went on Annette lake/ John Wayne Trail snow shoe Trip. It was fun too...

    February 27, 2013

  • Jara (Jarmila) P.

    I am not sure, if I am attending, or still on waiting list.

    February 25, 2013

    • Jara (Jarmila) P.

      Thanks Rebecca for the nice offer- it looks like, we are both going anyway- so I will see you there. Otherwise, anytime you want to go walking/ hiking/ snowshoeing or something, I will be glad to drive. I am currently recovering from a serious shoulder/ arm injury, and therefore I am not skiing- or working, and therefore I am free to do mid week activities.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still not over this stupid cold. Maybe next time...

    February 27, 2013

  • Becky C.

    Anyone want to carpool from Seattle to the P & R? I am near Green Lake.

    February 26, 2013

  • Jara (Jarmila) P.

    I would love to join the Commonwealth Basin Trip, if a spot becomes available

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting up this trip. Have been looking forward to doing it.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Terri R.

    Might have to back out but home to make it.

    February 23, 2013

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