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Pinnacle Peak Saddle [Rainier]

There are two Pinnacle Peaks in Washington. This is the one in the Tatoosh Range near Mt. Rainier.

This is a short [3.5 miles round trip], but strenuous hike [1050 ft elevation gain]. The view from the top, though, makes all that sweat worthwhile.

You will need sturdy boots. A walking stick or trekking poles will be useful.

Cost: $15 for each car (Mt. Rainier entrance fee) + $15 for gas, if a passenger.
Links: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/pinacle-peak.htm
http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/pinnacle-saddle

Chuck's cell: [masked]

Weather forecast as of 9/6: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. 30% chance of showers.

Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of trail and weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe.

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you guys for letting me hang out with you.

    September 8, 2013

    • Chuck M.

      Our pleasure. Hope to see you again sometime.

      September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW...A special 'thanks' to Scott for 'meeting with us while performing his Ntnl. Pk. duties!

    September 8, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    It was a great hike with a great group of people. Loved meeting all the new to Trailside people. Welcome!

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup with the 'Trailsiders'... great group! Fun hike with spectacular views. Thanks everyone and thanks for organizing Chuck!

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Chuck I am on Backcountry patrol tommorrow..thinking about coming over and meeting some of my trailsiders. What time are you meeting at the trailhead?

    Scott S

    September 6, 2013

  • Sam

    sorry chuck i will have to work in the morning tomorrow. :(

    September 6, 2013

  • Britt

    I RSVP d no a few days ago.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chuck, I live in Centralia so I'll be driving south on I-5 & take Highway 12 to Morton then north to Elbe... Meet you guys at Reflection Lakes / Pinnacle Saddle parking area.

    September 5, 2013

    • Chuck M.

      Sounds good. We should arrive at about 11 AM. FYI, I drive a grey Land Rover. If that isn't specific enough, the driver's side wing mirror is held on with duct tape (the Lower Naches trail was not kind last weekend).

      September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LOL! Gotcha! Two friends and I did this hike last Friday, the day before we did Camp Muir. The views are spectacular. We opted to 'skip' trying Pinnacle Peak itself and chose the much easier, but just as gorgeous, Plummers Peak. See you all at the trailhead! Drive safe!

      September 5, 2013

  • Monica L

    Have to work.. enjoy!

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was there yesterday. There was no snow. A walking stick or trekking poles will still be very useful.

    September 1, 2013

  • Britt

    Can drive

    August 29, 2013

  • Mike T.

    Out of town

    May 5, 2013

    • Chuck M.

      Sorry about the schedule change, September was the earliest I could squeeze in.

      May 5, 2013

  • Hugh S

    Slow and steady up that grade to a great view. Sounds great!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Chuck!

    April 21, 2013

    • Chuck M.

      My pleasure! It's been a really long time since I've been up that trail.

      April 21, 2013

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