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New Meetup: Skyscraper Mtn (Sunrise Mt Rainier)

From: Steve C
Sent on: Sunday, August 8, 2010 11:24 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Eastside Hikers Meetup Group!

What: Skyscraper Mtn (Sunrise Mt Rainier)

When: Thursday, August 12,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Renton Park & Ride Lot
Shattuck Ave S
Renton, WA 98057
Call Metro Transit/King County

Got Thursday off? If so, let's hike up to the top of Skyscraper Mtn above Sunrise in Mt Rainier National Park.

Skyscraper is a walk-up summit a short romp above the Wonderland Trail about 3 miles west of Sunrise. A easy alpine walk through flowers and heather well above timberline. This hike is so short and easy we will probably want to take the side trip to Mt Freemont Lookout on our return. Maybe even 2nd Burroughs if we have lots of excess pep and we want to loop back via lovely Shadow Lake.

Stats: 6 miles RT with 1,500' elevation gain. Freemont adds 2.5 miles and 500'. Burroughs adds 2 miles and 600'. Moderate social pace with plenty of time for photos and flower watching.

I've done this hike many times. No dogs or babies. Bring plenty of water, good boots, and your 10 Essentials.

Meet 8am at the Renton Park & Ride on I-405, Exit 2. Take the Rainier Ave ramp north into town. Turn right at the first light onto Grady Way and then left on Shattuck Ave into the P&R. We will carpool to Sunrise.

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