Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Norse Peak

Updated August 27, 2014

Near Crystal Mountain and always great views from the top. Thanks for Brian Fagin for photos.

Views of Mt. Rainier on the  way up. @ Brian Fagin

Dog (Frank) friendly hike but take advance of shade @ photo Brian Fagin
Lots of open views @ Brian Fagin
View of Basin Lake from the top @ Brian Fagin
View of the Cascades @ Brian Fagin
Driving Directions: From Enumclaw drive east on State Route 410 past the town of Greenwater and turn left on Crystal Mt Road. Drive 4.2 miles past milepost 4 to the fork at Gold Hill Road (which is not marked). Turn left and park on this road (next to Crystal Mt Road) and walk the road about .25 mile up (unmarked Gold Hill road) and you will find the Norse Peak trailhead on the left hand side which is also not marked.
Trail Stats: Hike Norse Peak number 1191 to the top which is about 5. miles or about 10 miles which is an elevation Gain 2400 ft and high point of 6858 feet.

Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.

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