Oct 8 – Sunday – Chain Lakes Hike – Leader Margaret Bushnell
8 miles, strenuous, elevation gain 1700 feet with ups and downs. Chain Lakes Loop hike. Amazing views of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan, alpine lakes, and the fall foliage with the last of the blueberries and huckleberries. I propose we go the counter-clockwise route starting at Artist Point, which gets the steep down to Bagley Lakes and then the climb up to Herman Saddle out of the way earlier on. Prepared capable hikers only. The weather can be very changeable, so layers including rain gear and extra warm clothes needed, with the rest of your ten essentials including food. Carpoolers meet in the parking lot of Lowe’s near the Whatcom Educational Credit Union on Orleans Street and be ready to LEAVE at 8 am. If notified, we’ll stop in Maple Falls to pick up other carpoolers. Drivers bring NW Forest pass or equiv. Be sure to RSVP, preferably by email, as the start location may be moved or the hike cancelled if weather turns bad. Meg (Margaret) Bushnell, bushnell.margaret at gmail.com (replace at with @), 615-504-5706.
CANCELLED due to snow and ice.