Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Packwood Lake

Update  Wednesday May, 7, 2014
Prefect hike rain or shine and you can drive to this trailhead. This is south of Mt. Rainier off Highway 12 near town of Packwood. Thanks to Dennis Long for some of the photos. Photos from last year but we just read trip report (May 5, 2014)  that you can drive to trailhead  and just a few snow patches on the trail
Packwood Lake with Johnson Peak in background @ Dennis Long

Hike in forest canopy stay somewhat dry if rain

Old guard station

Guard station is old!!!
Take a walk across bridge near Lake @ Dennis Long

Zoom view  Johnson @ Dennis Long

Mt Rainier

Driving directions: From Packwood, follow U.S. Highway 12 to the east end of town and turn south-east onto Forest Road 1262 and continue for 6 miles to the trailhead parking lot. You can always call the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Randle office for road updates 360-497-1100
Trail stats: Roundtrip 10 miles with 600 foot gain and high point of 3200 feet. Please take map-compass-GPS as the trail information is out best estimate.

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