Saturday, March 26, 2016

Snowshoeing to Skyline Lake


On Friday, March 25, my wife and I made our monthly trip to eastern Washington.  We decided to do some snowshoeing on the way and picked Skyline Lake near Stevens Pass as our destination.  Stevens Pass is the pass through which Highway 2 runs from Everett to Leavenworth, Washington, and is one of only two winter routes through the North Cascades.  There was a lot of snow at these higher elevations but a good trail which is also used by skiers and snowmobilers.  We were early on the trail, however, and so had the trail almost entirely to ourselves.  The trail is across from the Stevens Pass Ski Area and can be very busy.

near the trailhead
the Barrier





on the trail



across the pass
Cowboy Mountain





the peaks of Alpine Lakes Wilderness





the ski area and the Barrier



radio tower and weather station


Nancy




Skyline Lake




views from the ridge beyond the lake



Cowboy Mountain


Nancy
 


the lake again and the trek down










 the ski area


near the trailhead

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