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Crystal Peak

Get an early start on a hot day. While the trail is demanding, the scenery is so rewarding that you just might not notice the steep rate at which you're ascending.

Grand views await you here, as Crystal Peak stands between the stunning spires of the Norse Peak Wilderness and the mighty summit of Mount Rainier's northeastern flank. You might encounter elk; you'll surely see soaring hawks and/or eagles; and if you time it right, you'll be waist deep in huckleberries on the upper slopes of the peak. If the berries aren't ripe yet, no worries--you'll find wildflowers in bloom along the way.

Roundtrip 8.0 miles Elevation Gain 3100 ft Highest Point 6595 ft

http://www.visitrainier.com/pg/hike/49/Crystal%20Peak

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/crystal-peaks

Another difficult hike and it will be warm. Please be in hiking shape and have hiking experience. My groups tend to spread out so even though I don't want you to be alone on the trail it may happen.

Driving Directions:

From Enumclaw, drive east 42 miles on State Route 410 to the trailhead parking lot on the right, just 4.5 miles after passing through the park's entryway arch.

Green Trails Mount Rainier East No. 270
Northwest Forest Pass is required.

No dogs allowed.

Please bring bags for dirty boots and $$ for drivers.

Please call or text with questions!

Rob

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  • alper

    excellent trail, excellent reward at the end.

    July 14, 2012

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    A former member

    Very fun!

    July 14, 2012

  • alper

    @Akil, i can pick you up from crossroads. My number is 425 7616471. Give me a call to confirm the time.
    @Tan, see you in

    July 13, 2012

  • Sam

    Hi Tan

    Unfortunately I am on waiting list and i fear i may not move upto a reserved spot so I am canceling my spot.May be see you next time.

    Thanks KG

    July 13, 2012

  • Sam

    Hi Tan Can I also join your party for the hike. Please let me know and I will show up at 5:30 at Eastgate P&R. I will check back here as well or my number is[masked]

    thanks KG

    July 13, 2012

  • Akil M.

    Is it possible to pick me up from somewhere around Bellevue?
    I stay near Crossroads (156th NE and 8th NE) and dont have a car..

    July 13, 2012

  • Phil

    I will go there by a car. I need the pooling because family will use the car tomorrow.

    July 13, 2012

  • Akil M.

    Phil / Alper - how are you guys planning on getting to the P&R at 5 30 am?
    There is no bus that can get me there so early :(

    July 13, 2012

  • Phil

    I assume the meeting adress is 2700 Bellevue SE Way, BELLEVUE.

    July 13, 2012

  • alper

    Tan, I would like to join the carpool as well. When are you guys meeting?

    July 13, 2012

  • Phil

    Tan, I will join the carpooling. When is the meeting time?

    July 12, 2012

  • Phil

    Anyone heading out from North or Eastside Seattle? Would love to catch a ride.

    July 12, 2012

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