Hike to Heather Lake

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Heather Lake Hike:

Saturday, July 27

9:00 am - 1:30pm

4.6 miles, roundtrip

Gain: 1034 ft.

Highest Point: 2430 ft

A classic hike to a beautiful alpine lake just a 35 minute drive away from Lake Stevens, Washington. Here’s a description:


To participate you MUST first complete the registration form described below. This hike is limited to 12 people.

It should take about 1 1/2 hour hike up the trail to the lake. We will take a break at the lake for lunch or snack (about 30 min).Hiking down takes about an hour, so total trip up and down will take about 3 hours.

This is not a beginner hike, you should be able to hike at about 2 miles an hour with elevation and be ready to cross stream and muddy trails. We will keep a steady pace and take short breaks as we need.

Wear sturdy waterproof hiking boots, bring rain gear, extra clothes, at least one liter of water and lunch.

Email Anna ([masked]) if you have any questions.

This outing is free and open to non-members, although members have priority sign-up. The Sierra Club gratefully accepts donations to support our outings programs and conservation advocacy.

Important - Sign-up Restrictions:

Because the Meetup messaging system is not as effective a direct email, your personal email address will be used to notify you of changes and final plans.

When you sign up you must provide your name, email address and mobile number (even if you have provided it on a previous outing).

Before July 17, 2019 only Sierra Club dues paying members may sign up.

Everyone, Sierra Club members and non-members can sign up beginning July 17, 2019.

NOTICE for Non-members - Meetup shows "Join the Waitlist?" To participate you must complete two steps:

1. Fill in this registration form:


2. Join the Waitlist by clicking on the blue bell button just below it.

Then you will be added to the waitlist. Qualified applicants will be moved to the "Going" list by the leader. Otherwise, you will be removed fromthe waitlist

If you're interested in joining the Sierra Club, click here: (https://sierra.secure.force.com/donate/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=701310000008mUK&df_id=21180&21180.donation=form1&siteID=OixZv7RfUOc-9BpEifgQaOi7cZq9plPlXQ)

No dogs please.

Meet at Heather Lake trailhead at 9:00 am - consider carpooling (see info below).

North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway Trail head on Google map:


Parking pass required for each vehicle: Northwest Forest Pass

This pass can also be purchased at the Verlot Ranger Station which will be on the way to the Heather Lake trailhead:https://goo.gl/maps/6FjSHCtsvQMKPSMt9

Carpooling is encouraged to minimize carbon emissions and due to very limited trailhead parking. However, carpooling is at your sole risk, whether you are the driver or passenger. The Sierra Club does not have insurance for carpooling arrangements and assumes no liability for them; carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among the drivers and riders.

Participants can coordinate carpooling by using the conversation box to share carpool information - where you are coming from, where you want to meet, and how many people can ride with you.

Popular meeting places:

* The Everett Denny's 2903 Pacific Ave. Park on Cedar Street.

* Ash Way Park & Ride, 16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087

Or suggest another location - Seattle, Bellevue, other? Participants will be required to sign a Liability Waiver:


No need to print it, we'll have it at the trailhead for you to sign).

We lead fun and educational outings to enjoy, explore and protect our inspiring natural resources. We have outings across Washington that use different Meetups. To learn about our outings visit: www.sierraclub.org/washington/outings

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Suggested equipment:

* Water: 1 liter or more

* Lunch and snacks

* Water resistant hiking boots

* A water-resistant hat, rain jacket and pants

* Whistle

* Map

* Compass

* First aid supplies

* Pocket knife

* Gloves or mittens and stocking cap

* Headlamp or flashlight