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Summerland and Panhandle Gap

  • Fred Meyer

    20904 Highway 410 , Bonney Lake, WA (map)

    47.168190 -122.148075

  • We'll meet in the deli section of Fred Meyer

    This is a weather permitting hike.  Since this hike is all about the views, if clouds are forecasted but no rain we will change to Rachel Lake.  If rain is forecasted then we will cancel.

    "If heaven were a geographical destination it might resemble Summerland."  This trail has it all....meadows, magical tarns, psychedelic-colored moss, and glacial streams and the sites don't stop there. The Winthrop Glacier and Little Tahoma are clearly visible as well as the towering Mt Rainier.

    • Roundtrip - 12.0 miles

    • Elevation Gain - 2950 ft

    • Highest Point - 6800 ft

    • Difficulty - Moderately Difficult

    • Hiking Speed - Moderate to Fast - due to the distance this is not a hike for slower hikers

    • Pass Required - National Parks Pass or $15 per vehicle entrance fee

    • Dog Friendly - No.  This hike is within Mt Rainier National Forest where dogs are not allowed.

    • Danene's Cell # - (253)[masked]

    Bring a daypack with extra food, water, and of course the rest of the ten essentials including bug spray, sunscreen/hat, and clothing layers.  This is a long hike so bring plenty of water.  Please bring $10 for drivers to help with gas as well as money for park entrance fee if needed.

    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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  • Danene

    Start doing your sun's looking nasty for the weekend. :(

    September 26, 2013

    • Keith

      Yeah... ALL of W. WA is going to be raining, even the east side of the Cascades.

      September 26, 2013

  • Keith

    Looking forward to my first Meetup. Did this hike as part of Wonderland trail years ago, and the views are just unbelievable.

    September 22, 2013


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