Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fagin's Hike of the Week - Lanham Lake

Updated: 12-31-2013
Even with the thin snowpack this still makes for a good trip. This snowshoe trip is just several miles east of Stevens Pass on Hwy 2. Park next to the Nordic Center.B. Some folks have suggested with the thin snowpack you might not need the snowshoes.  I would bring them especially since there will be new snowfall later this week..

View of Jim Hill Mountain from the lake.

Bring your Green Trails Maps-One of the 10 essentials

On the way to the Lake

Just 20 minutes into the trip, we believe this is Arrowhead Mt
Lanham Lake

Big Jim Mountain

Signage at the start of trip to the Lake

Driving Directions: From Seattle this is on Hwy 2 and it is 6 miles east of Stevens Pass and got to the Mill Creek exit on the right. This is also parking for Nordic Center. Park in lower lot, outside of the Nordic Center.
Trail stats: Walk inside to the Nordic Center and turn left and walk short distance on the trail. Signage to the right directs you to Lanham Lake. 3.2 miles roundtrip and about 1100 foot gain. Lake is at 4100 feet.

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