This can be a good ski trip but with the lack of new snow recently this makes for a better snowshoe trip. In fact with the hard pack snow in the lower portions you can carry snowshoes for much of the time.
|View on the way up looking towards the south|
|Clarie and Jerry waiting for Michael|
|There are some ski runs on the hills, not for me thou|
|George and Jerry walk on frozen upper lake|
Driving directions: From Seattle take Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to exit 54. Exit I-90, turn left, and cross under the freeway to reach the Gold Creek Sno-Park.
Trail Stats: 9 miles roundtrip and 1700 foot gain. Click here for Randy Oakley's route . Click here for description from Dan Nelson's book: "Snowshoe Routes Washington."
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