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Surprise/Glacier Lakes -
Miles RT: Elevation Gain: Route/Trail:
9 3200' good+
Map: GT - Snoqualmie Pass #207
USGS - Lost Lake
Season: winter
This trip started out as a scramble of Surprise Mtn. and due to the effect unseasonably warm weather has on snow, ended up as a snowshoe outing to Surprise and Glacier Lakes.  Lots of snow was on the ground giving us some really beautiful landscapes along the creek to enjoy, but as the day warmed, the snow became heavier and stickier making this easy trip into a real workout.  We saw some evidence of avalanche activity above the creek as we hiked in and that made it an easy choice not to go above Glacier Lake where we would need to traverse on and below some steep open slopes to Surprise Mtn.
  February 3, 2007      
Under the power lines  
Surprise Creek Trail  
 Surprise Creek
Stream crossing  
Dodging snow bombs  
 Open slopes to cross
Below Surprise Lake  
Snowy boulder field  
Crossing on snow bridges
Shuffl'in along  
At Surprise Lake  
On to Glacier Lake  
More boulders and deep snow
What the...  
heck is going  
Don't ask
Glacier Lake  
Steep descent from Glacier Lake  
Surprise Lake from above  
Our trail out...
Follow Hwy. 2 east to Scenic (just before the hairpin turn on the west side of Stevens pass ~ 2200').  Exit and if possible cross the railroad tracks. Drive a short distance to the small trailhead. 
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