Lost Lake Backpack – June 30 to July 1, 2012
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Lush old-growth forest; dark, mysterious forest lakes; and a wonderful chance to meet and see wildlife await hikers here. The trail sticks to a deeply forested river valley where it passes a wonderfully clear, cool lake–Greenwater–with good fishing. Avoid the crowds going to Echo Lake and turn towards Lost Lake and Noble Knob (6011 ft.) instead.
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Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Suzanne Gerber (co-leader), Lee Johnson, Rachel Ayers, Walter Ayers, Fletcher Richardson, Ming Rutar, and Dick Hayek. We had a medical emergency on this trip early on the second day and were very fortunate to get the injured participant into medical care alive.
Reference: Green Trails Lester, WA No. 239. “Day Hiking Snoqualmie Region” by Craig Romano: Greenwater and Echo Lakes – Washington Trails Association. See also “100 Hikes in the South Cascades and Olympics” by Ira Spring & Harvey Manning – Hikes 9 and 10.
1. Drive WA-410 east from Enumclaw to Greenwater – go 17.6 mi
2. Continue onto Chinook Pass Hwy (still WA-410) – go 2.3 mi (total 20.5 miles from Enumclaw)
3. Turn left toward NF-70 – go 9.2 mi
4. Turn right – go 0.2 mi
Trailhead GPS Coordinates (47.106296,-121.475158)
NW Forest Pass Required
Category : Backpacking