Lyman Lakes backpacking

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Eastgate Park and Ride

Eastgate Park and Ride · Bellevue, WA

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East side of parking lot in a Dark blue Subaru outback

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Seattle Outdoor Adventures (SOA) is not professionally guided group. All participants are responsible for the own safety and comfort. It is expected of all participants that they are prepared for the environment and conditions that we will be hiking and climbing in. It is expected of all participants that they have read all the trip information and considered the physical and or technical demands. This is a weather dependent trip. Lyman lake is a relatively easy hike with an easy stroll trough Spider Meadows up and over Spider gap to Lyman lakes. It is 10 miles on way to Lyman lakes with about 4000’ of elevation gain. This is a backpacking trip that is filled with pros over cons. The views are stunning and grab your attention the entire way, making the elevation gain to Spider Gap go unnoticed. Lyman Lakes are glacier fed lakes that are fed from Lyman glacier on the north side of Mt Chiwawa. From Lyman lakes base camp we will have several options to summit several different peaks. I personally have a thing for Peaks with “Bull” in the name so I will be going for “Sitting Bull Mt” but there are several other peaks to summit if you choose. Plummer Mt, Cloud peak , NorthStar Mt: and if you have the skills, Bonanza peak. This is not a trip of everyone doing one, thing there is just too must to do. Do what you want, summit the peaks you want and meet back at base camp with everyone at the end of the day. At that point, we can hang out, share stories, then hunker down for the night. I know from my recent trip to the area that the snow conditions are consolidated and compact. Snowshoes won’t be needed but traction such as micro-spikes or crampons will be needed. Day one will consist of hiking to Lyman Lakes and setting up base camp. Day two will consist of summiting the peaks that you want to and meeting back at base camp when your’re done. Day three will consist of hiking back to the trailhead and heading home. Required Gear Ten essentials Ice axe Crampons/ micro spikes Shelter Food Cold weather clothing Cook set Appropriate boots Food Snacks Sleeping pad gaiters