For the Rattlesnake Ledge hike:
Distance: up to 4 miles
Elevation: 1160 feet, 2078 feet at highest point
Difficulty: experienced beginner/medium
As soon as you arrive in the parking lot you have a view of Rattlesnake Ledge's sheer rock face across Rattlesnake Lake. At this point it seems amazing to think you will be up there by the end of your hike, but a look at a trail map will reveal some well-engineered switchbacks that will get you to your destination with less effort than you might expect. As you ascend the trail and gain elevation, there will be a few places where you can look down on Rattlesnake Lake and appreciate your progress.
For more information: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/rattle-snake-ledge
Meet the YMCA bus in front of the Northshore YMCA at 8:45 am for 9:00 am departure. We will return to the YMCA by 3 pm.
Bring some spending money for a sweet treat on the way home.
Minimum of 3 participants required to hold each hike.
13 spots available for each outing.
Registration closes 48 hours before hike.
No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of hike.
If the leaders see that forecasted weather will impact the hike, you will be notified of trip cancellation and given a refund/credit.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a backpack with the TEN ESSENTIALS. Don't leave home without them. https://www.mountaineers.org/learn/how-to/the-ten-essentials