Rattlesnake Traverse – 03-09-2013

Mountaineers Snowshoe trip traversing Rattlesnake Mountain. We walked about 3.25 miles on snowshoes, all on elevation greater than 3000 ft. Snow conditions were good – although it appears the snowshoe season will end early this year. A warm and pleasant spring day made for a pleasant walk in the mountains.

Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader), Gary Mosher, Science Kilner, Sue Dehmlow, and Evan Battaglia.

Rattlesnake Traverse – 03-09-2013 (Fullscreen Slideshow)

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You won’t find better views anywhere else this close to Seattle. Rattlesnake Ledge is a monolithic block of rock on the eastern end of Rattlesnake Ridge, towering high over the cool waters of Rattlesnake Lake and the Snoqualmie River valley.

Reference: Green Trails Rattlesnake Mountain/Upper Snoqualmie Valley No. 205S. Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region, by Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer, No. 20 Rattlesnake Ledge.

Driving Directions
From Seattle drive 32 miles east on I-90 to exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn right (south) on 436th Avenue SE (Cedar Falls Road SE) and drive about 4 miles to the well-developed Rattlesnake Lake parking area on the right.
Trailhead GPS coordinates (47.4335,-121.7675)
Discover Pass required.

Hiking Stats:
10.6 miles, 3000 ft. gain, 7 hrs 00 min. On snowshoes for 3.25 miles on elevation greater than 3000 ft.

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