Tuesday, August 21, 2012

KOUW Hike of the Week- Spray Park

Updated Tuesday 8-21-2012

Hike is Mt. Rainier National Park. Flowers are still abundant and so is Mt. Rainier view.
All photos are from Nick Eckstein .

Photo below is view of Mr. Rainier from Spray Park
Green Trails Maps- One of the 10 essentials
Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 269S . Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/
Photo below is of Mowich Lake-this is where trail starts
Photo below is of Spray Falls
Photo below are the  flowers in Spray Park
Photo below are Avalanche Lilies in the Park
Photo below is of Hessong Rock from Spray Park

Driving directions: From Enumclaw drive  west on State Route 410 to Buckley. Turn Left (south) onto SR 165 and proceed through Carbonado. Just beyond the Carbon River Gorge bridge, bear right onto Mowich Lake Road. Follow the road about 17 miles to its end; the trailhead is at the far end of the Mowich Lake Campground.

Trail stats:  7.5 miles roundtrip with a 1600 elevation gain. High point 6400 feet.

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