Kendall Peak Lakes

It’s been a super fun week of vacation, packed with adventure everyday. We were a bit tired of being in the car after yesterday’s adventure on the Skagit River, so we decided that Snoqualmie Pass would be as far as we’d go today.

The xc snow parks were bound to be packed with skiers, so we decided to snowshoe to Kendall Peak Lakes. We attempted to reach these lakes last Christmas, but turned around short of our destination because we had a dinner date to get to. This year we had no time constraints – not even sunset – so we knew we’d make it.

This can be an easy trip if you stick to the roads. Or, if you’re like us, you march straight up the hill through the forest. Adventure beckoned and we arrived at the lakes about 2 hours after leaving the cars. We snacked on the ridge overlooking the basin below Kendall Peak (pictured below) and Snoqualmie Pass (not pictured because it’s an ugly ski area).

We mostly stuck to the road on the way down and were pleased to find our car still at trail head. (We parked it, with about 100 other cars, in the no parking area under the freeway.)

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