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PostSun Mar 07, 2021 7:57 am 
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Has anyone ever connected the Dingford Creek Trail with the Snoqualmie Lake Trail? The Dingford Creek trail appears on the maps I have to only go as far NE as Little Myrtle Lake, tantalizingly close (on paper!) to Bear Lake or Dorothy Lake to the north.  I would love to make a backback loop out of this, but admittedly, have limited off trail experience of any distance. There appears to be a a stream nearby that goes heads down to Dorothy Lake but no idea what that would be like to try to follow.
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PostSun Mar 07, 2021 8:24 am 
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Check out this trail on AllTrails.
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/snoqualmie-lake-trail

Here is a gps route. My wife and I plan on making this trek next summer.
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PostSun Mar 07, 2021 11:46 am 
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Interesting idea! None of the old maps I have show any trails that connect the two. There is a short boot trail from Little Myrtle Lake up to the pass behind it. The pass is a beautiful, mostly open area but that's as far as I went. I was on a WTA BCRT at Myrtle Lake.
Little Myrtle Lake pass
Little Myrtle Lake pass

Marlene and Moira lakes are up in there -- here's a report about Trailblazers stocking them. You might find others if you search.

I hadn't noticed this before, but it looks like you could climb part way up Little Bulger, cross over the ridge and descend to Bear Lake without running into any huge cliff bands.

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PostSun Mar 07, 2021 3:56 pm 
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puzzlr wrote:
The pass is a beautiful, mostly open area but that's as far as I went.

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PostMon Mar 08, 2021 9:09 am 
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Interesting read puzzlr about the lake restocking.  I wonder what their route was?  That's how I was originally envisioning this connection until it was suggested to go high and follow the ridge down which makes a lot of good sense as it would provide some visual navigation aids.
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PostMon Mar 08, 2021 12:16 pm 
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This guy did it over the summer...you might have to follow him to view the route. This came from the Seattle Mountain Running Group on facebook.

https://www.strava.com/activities/3610481292?fbclid=IwAR3g7mjBQHcsiqKRkT6lCjUTZaIATmgu5lBTjzqpUDAq7De9wp79pGlpDYo
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PostMon Mar 08, 2021 2:45 pm 
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Thanks Owler.  He went down the drainage from Marlene Lake to Dorothy like I first though of.  I think I'll reach out to him.  I'm a member of Seattle Mountain Running FB group
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PostMon Mar 08, 2021 7:57 pm 
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Here is another Strava route for those following this idea.
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Sure is a big sandwich Mick has there
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