Friday, September 2, 2011

KUOW Hike of the Week - Source Lake

Updated September 2, 2011, Source Lake. Snoqualmie Pass
We are expecting a mostly sunny holiday weekend from Saturday September 3 through Monday September 5. Most people go to Snow Lake but instead of Snow Lake one can go to Source Lake for an easy hike and great views. This is one of two hikes this week, other is Norse Peak near Crystal Mt. Photo below is junction in which one can go to Source Lake or Snow Lake

Photo below is kids (and moms) enjoying the hike
Photo below is snow still on the higher ridges
Photo below is cascading of all the snow melt

Photo below is view from Source Lake Overlook towards the Kaleetan Peak
Photo below is of wildflowers of course

Driving Directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 52. Turn left (north), and continue to the end of the road at the Alpental Ski Area parking lot.

Trail Stats: Hike about 2.5 miles junction with Snow Lake Trail (to right) and go straight another .50 mile to overlook of Source Lake. Total miles 3 one way 6 round trip. Elevation gain of about 700 feet.

Directions and trail stats are our best estimate however please have a good local map and or a GPS unit.

Trail Passes Needed

1. Washington State permit This provides access to state parks and recreation lands
Yearly fee $30
The fine for not displaying the pass is $99.
To get information on purchasing the pass

2. Annual Northwest PassYearly fee $30 To get information on purchasing the pass
http://www.!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72DTUE8TAwgAykeaxRtBeY4WBv4eHmF-YT4GMHn8usNB9uHXDzYBB3A00PfzyM9N1S_IjTDIMnFUBADW0rdA/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfMjAwMDAwMDBBODBPSEhWTjJNMDAwMDAwMDA!/?navtype=TOPNAVIGATION&cid=fsbdev2_027010&navid=200100000000000&pnavid=200000000000000&ss=1106&position=Not Yet Determined.Html&ttype=detail&pname=Region 6- Passes

3. Interagency PassCovers all national parks and national forest
$80 a year For information on this pass visit!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPyhQoYAOUjMeXDfODy-HWHg-zDrx8kb4ADOBro-3nk56bqF-RGGGSZOCoCAPi8eX8!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfME80MEkxVkFCOTBFMktTNVVJNDAwMDAwMDA!/?navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=stelprdb5150035&navid=200100000000000&pnavid=200000000000000&ss=1106&position=Not Yet Determined.Html&ttype=detailfull&pname=Region 6- Recreation Passes

4. Senor pass 62 years or older
$10.00 lifetime fee. Honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites.. For information http://www.!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72DTUE8TAwgAykeaxRtBeY4WBv4eHmF-YT4GMHn8usNB9uHXDzYBB3A00PfzyM9N1S_IjTDIMnFUBADW0rdA/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfME80MEkxVkFCOTBFMktTNVVJNDAwMDAwMDA!/?navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=stelprdb5150306&navid=200100000000000&pnavid=200000000000000&ss=1106&position=Not Yet Determined.Html&ttype=detailfull&pname=Region 6- Recreation Passes

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