Ascent to Rock Creek Lake on 2017-03-18
|Date:||Saturday, March 18, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Place:||Rock Creek Lake|
| Elevation:||9700 ft / 2956 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter leaving SC xc ski/snowshoe trip on Sunny Slopes, I drove across the 395 and up to Sno-Park on the Rock Creek road. Snowshoed up the road to find WTC LB Group 2. Got to Rock Creek Lake and found tracks going around the left side which I followed for 0.5mi until it became clear that they had gone there for their morning hike and skills. Turned around and went around the right side of the lake until I found their camp in the trees (Group Campsite). Talked to a student who was resting in his tent, found out the group was practicing arresting further around the lake. Continued until I met the group and talked to them for awhile before returning to the car. 8mi, 1150' gain, 4 hour round trip, all on snowshoes.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1150 ft / 350 m|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Gain on way in:||1150 ft / 350 m|
| Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Start Trailhead:||8550 ft / 2606 m|
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