What/Where: Hike government peak and over to the Summit Lake at the Hatcher pass
This hike is not for the beginers, trail is Rocky and steep from the parking lot and the ridge from the peak toward to Hatcher pass is narrow and strenuous.
Peak height: 4,781
Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
Mileage: 7-9 miles Elevation gain: 3000+ from parking lot
We will meet at the Eagle River Carrs and drive to the Hatcher pass and leave a few cars on the Hatcher pass rd near the Independence Mine visitors parking area. Then drive to the Govenment Peak trail head on Edgerton-parks rd. Hike up to the Government peak and follow the Ridge on the left toward to the Summit lake on the Fishook rd at the Hatcher pass, Once we pass the first ridge from the Government peak, rest of the walking is easy.
Trail Head Parking:
Mile 7.5 Palmer Fish-hook rd turn left onto Edgerton-Parks rd and travel 2 miles. Look for the "gov't Peak" trail sign and travel to the end of the driveway.
-- trekking pole(s) recommended.
-- Ice grippers.(Kahtoolas), hope we don't have to use them
-- Layers of non-cotton clothing; wind shell and wind pants.
-- Warm hat & gloves, and gaiters
--Bear spray (hope don't have to use it)
-- Water & snacks
Yes, but not good for small dogs (trail can be very windy)