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Colchuck Lake Conditions


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Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

Anyone been up there. Just looking to hike this weekend.  Some people from the East Coast will be in town.  

Last trip report is from February on WTA and it looked pretty snowed in.

Thanks for any info.

Jimmy Downhillinthesnow · · Bozeman, Montana · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 10

I haven't, but in a normal year I would not expect it to be melted out until June. Total snowfall this year in the Cascades is more or less normal, but there was a pretty solid late-season storm last weekend. Stevens still has over 5 feet at the base, and that's significantly lower than Colchuck. I'd count on a long walk/ski up the road to the trailhead if you decide to do it.

J Roatch · · Leavenworth, WA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 150

Checked: The road is not open yet, gated by the bridge creek campground.

Jeff Young · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 15
J.Roatch wrote: Not sure that the road is open yet, might be gated by the bridge creek campground.

This, road was gated as of 4/14.  So you're looking at a really long hike in.

J Roatch · · Leavenworth, WA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 150

It's dirt for the first bit of the road, but then its snow

Dan Cooksey · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 365

That is not a hike I wish to embark on.  We will look for greener pastures.

Thanks

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