Snowgrass Flats is in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, and it is drop dead gorgeous! You can see Mts. Rainier, St. Helens, and Adams.
This hike is a bit long (13 miles RT), so I'm making this an overnight hike.
Campfires are allowed!
I've added a map (see below) which shows our route.
Chuck's cell: [masked]
Weather forecast - 9/20: This hike will not be cancelled if it rains.
Saturday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday: Rain. High near 43. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Source: National Weather Service
Distance: 12.8 miles
Elevation gain: 2590 ft
Maximum elevation: 6500 ft
Pass required: none (!)
Trailhead location: Snowgrass TH:[masked], [masked]
Some things to bring:
10 essentials (See http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)
Emergency contact info
Bug spray (the bugs should be gone, but it's best to be safe)
Food for two days
Sleeping bag and pad
Tent (or arrange to share)
Here is our route. We'll go counterclockwise (start on the right side and return on the left). We'll camp just after Goat Lake (the lake does have campsites, but they're too exposed to the wind.).
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