Photo below is view of the Upper Crystal Lake, photo by Karen Sykes
Photo below is view of Rainier less than one mile into hike, photo by Michael Fagin
Photo below is view of Mt. Rainier from above Upper Crystal Lake, photo below is by Michael Fagin
Photo below is view of Upper Crystal Lake from trail above the lake, photo by Michael Fagin
Photo below is some of the fall colors at the basin near Upper Crystal Lake, photo by Karen Sykes
Photo below are more fall colors at the basin at Upper Crystal Lake, photo by Karen Sykes
Trail stats: 6 miles round trip with 2,300 feet of gain
Driving Directions: From Enumclaw drive SR 410 east toward Chinook Pass -- the trailhead is 4.5 miles past the entrance to Mt Rainier National Park or about 42 miles east of Enumclaw. Parking on both sides of the road. The map is Green Trails No. 270 Mount Rainier East.
Trail and driving directions provided by Karen Sykes as well as some of the photos. Trail stats and driving directions are our best estimates so please drive a map and or a GPS
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QuestionHow much snow will be on the ground at Paradise Ranger Station on 12-1-2011 at 1 am.