Summer Solstice Party on Snoqualmie Mountain

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Snoqualmie Mt Information:

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Distance & Elevation: estimate 3.5 miles round trip and 3100′ elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

Driving Directions:

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2008 Snoqualmie Mt TR: click here

6 Responses to “Summer Solstice Party on Snoqualmie Mountain”

  1. yukon says on :

    I won’t be able to make this one. :-( Should be a good time up there as Snoq Mtn has superb views. Makes the 3000′+ gain in less than 2 miles worth it!! Have fun!!

  2. ewb says on :

    Hey all, I’m feeling a little queasy about making Snoq Mtn for the first time in this weather and with so much lingering snow. Looking for some info, if anyone’s got some, in order to better estimate my chances:

    1) Will the tricky cliffy waterfall crossing still be snow covered at this point? (Looked for recent trip reports that might say but couldn’t find anything in June.)

    2) Will an ice axe for arrests be necessary on the ridge (or elsewhere), or will the snow be melted enough and the way sufficiently boot-beat/stepped to make poles sufficient?

    Any info will be greatly appreciated! If I decide to skip it, I’ll drop by the Pour House later anyway to get the skinny on the adventure!

  3. ewb says on :

    Oops, never mind on #1, I somehow missed this report from June 7, 2009:

    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7975637

    Looks like the falls crossing is good now, but the pics show lots of snow on the ridge and ice axes for sure. Any ideas on how that may have changed in the last 2.5 weeks?

  4. Stefan says on :

    hey Eric,

    maybe you’ve already come across this-
    http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=507706
    The falls look OK and it’s probably all melted out a lot more since then. I imagine the snow will be fairly soft, though an ice axe may not be a bad idea.
    Weather doesn’t exactly look thrilling…

    my two cents, for what it’s worth -

    Stefan

  5. ewb says on :

    I’m out. Will try again later in the summer, though. Good luck TNABers, and be safe!

  6. yukon says on :

    Ewb,

    I wouldn’t expect snow of any depths until you reach the Cave Ridge area where the terrain flattens out a bit. On the steeper section up to the waterfall and beyond, should be bare ground. Then when you turn left and start the ridge run up to Snoq Mtn, should be snow there but it isn’t terribly steep. Poles and your microspikes should be just fine.