Total distance: 8 miles
Elevation gain: 2150 feet
Highest point: 4550 feet
Map: Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass #207
WTA link (http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/amabilis-mt)
Weather forecast (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=47.28834117754028&lon=-121.25859260559082&site=sew&smap=1&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text)
This snowshoe is mostly on a switchback logging road, but we may have fun and cut corners to play in the snow and make our own path to the top. We start at Cabin Creek snopark on I-90, east of Snoqualmie Pass. Parking at this snopark is known to fill up quickly on weekends, so we start early to beat the crowds.
Drivers must have a *groomed* trails snopark permit (not just a regular snopark permit).
Snowshoes are a must. Hiking poles with flake basket at the end are recommended since we may be in deep snow. Also bring Micro Spikes / Yaktrax of you have them. Please have plenty of warm clothing and a water-proof layer.
The destination will change if conditions at the Pass are not favorable for driving.
We meet Saturday 3/12, 7:30am, at the Issaquah Transit Center. To get there take exit 15 off I-90, and drive south about two blocks. The transit center will be on your left. Park at the ground floor of the covered parking lot, near the North entrance.
Map:[masked]th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1050+17th+Ave+NW,+Issaquah,+WA&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1050+17th+Ave+NW,+Issaquah,+King,+Washington+98027&gl=us&ei=LvuITOftKJOmsQOp-biVCg&ved=0CBMQ8gEwAA&ll=47.541683,-122.062097&spn=0.003056,0.00493&t=h&z=18)
All participants must sign a meetup waiver if they have not done so for this meetup group. Print this form and bring it with you to the P&R: http://files.meetup.com/354238/The%20Pacific%20Northwest%20Hiking%20Meetup%20Waiver%20.doc
To contact me Saturday morning, call[masked]. To contact me before that, send an e-mail to [masked]
Finally, please make sure your RSVP is up-to-date and check for any updates on the meetup page Friday night.
See you Saturday!