Gold Creek Basin



JANUARY 2, 2011  A snowshoe outing with a group of good friends.  It was a bright, cold day when our group of 6 headed up to Snoqualmie Pass for an easy snowshoe outing.   Gold Creek Basin may be the bunny slopes of snowshoeing, but it is a place of uncommon beauty on a sunny day such as this.  Although it was only 11 when we started our hike from the Sno Park, we warmed up as soon as we broke out of the trees and into the bright sunshine.  The trail was already broken, but we had it mostly to ourselves for the morning.   By the time we completed the Gold Creek Loop hike, we were cold and ready for hot chocolate and soup.  Crowds of people were hiking in as we were hiking out, making us glad that we had made such an early start.  It was 22 when we got back to the Sno Park, and a balmy 40when we got back to Seattle.