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Skyline Lake Snowshoe

Central Cascades

Trip Report By

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Hiked Nov 11, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

No bugs

Snow

Snowfields to cross - could be difficult

Nice fluffy snow today. It has been dry enough with no thawing the hard crusty "Cascade concrete" has not had a chance to form. The lower part of the trail has about two to four inches on it. The higher I went the deeper it became. Once I was on the cutoff to the lake the depth was about a foot. When I got to the lake I went along the north slope to the west end and that was a chore as I was breaking trail through about fourteen inches. I did make it but I could see that attempting to go up toward the rock garden was going to be to much of a challenge today. I didn't use snowshoes, but I did use micro-spikes and gaiters. That was fine until I got into the deep snow. With powder like snow there was no need at least to worry about post-holing.

The "partly sunny" forecast was not be unless I counted a few minutes on the descent around 1pm. Most of the day there were threatening clouds to the south that had a darn right ominous look to them. The entire trail would certainly be good for snowshoes. 

Comments

Taylorshook1 on Skyline Lake Snowshoe

Thanks for your trip report! Where did you park-- Steven's Pass Ski Resort or Nordic center? Was it plowed?

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Taylorshook1 on Nov 21, 2020 11:02 AM

thebrink on Skyline Lake Snowshoe

I parked on the north side in the upper lot across from the Stevens pass ski resort. The lot was not plowed but at the time the snow was about four inches.

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thebrink on Nov 21, 2020 08:09 PM