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Snow Lake

Snoqualmie Region

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Hiked Nov 15, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail difficult/impossible to navigate:


Snow and ice on road


No bugs


Avalanche danger

Began the hike around 11 AM. There was lots of snow in the parking lot and on the trail from the beginning. The first mile our group wore micro spikes and the second mile snowshoes. At the 2 mile mark it became hard to find the trail and there was an opening into a snowfield with few trees. As our group decided to turn back we witness another hiker and their large dog taken down mountain by an avalanche. Fortunately it was a small one and the dog barked enough for our party to find the half buried hiker and dog. Everyone was OK, though a bit banged up. To reiterate the WTA’s warning on this hike, beware of avalanches and snow conditions. Stay safe everyone.


Nordique on Snow Lake

Is there still a large sign at that trailhead, warning of avalanche danger? I remember seeing that sign
in the past.

Posted by:

Nordique on Nov 16, 2020 10:58 AM

ngie on Snow Lake

Yes, I believe so. I don’t know if people actually pay attention to the bulletin board though :(..

Posted by:

ngie on Nov 17, 2020 01:26 PM