Join us for a beautiful 10 mile(s) hike, and meet some fellow geeks!
Note: a Northwest Forest Pass is required for this hike.
IMPORTANT: Elevation gain is around of 2,200 feet with some snow on trail can make this hike CHALLENGING. While we’ll make sure to stick together and get everyone to the top, this hike will require some extra work to make it to the top.
This trail goes through Snow lake, which is in good condition and remaining path to Gem lake is covered by snow. Please be ready for SNOW HIKE and bring poles, spikes and gaiters.
Parking pass: Northwest Forest Pass required
Dogs are allowed.
Please read the latest report about this hike: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/gem-lake
What to bring:
Northwest Forest Pass, Water/Snacks, Boots, Poles, Spikes, Gaiters, sun cream, sun glasses, Good sense of humor 🙂
For car pooling, let’s meet at “east gate park and ride” east side under overpass at 7:00am, then at 7:10am drive to Gem Lake. I have white Toyota Corolla (with black racks).
We’ll meet at 8:00am at Gem Lake TRAILHEAD and start hiking at 8:20am.
• The event start time is the gathering time. Please meet at the Gem Lake TRAILHEAD at that time. We’ll leave promptly 20 minutes after the scheduled start time (to give some cushion for late arrivers while still respecting everyone’s time). We’ll hike the trail and get to know each other along the way.
• For those that want to grab a bite after our hike, we’ll make plans to grab a bite to eat if there’s interest.
Description, advice on how to prepare to hike the trail, and driving directions are here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/gem-lake