Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Norse Peak

Updated 2-25-2015

This is near Crystal Mountain Ski area. Currently patchy snow till 5800 feet. Then hard packed beyond so traction for boots is good and folks went to the top without snowshoes. However, do not need to go to top for great views.

Must be storm coming in soon, nice cloud shown
At 6000 feet
Dave at the the top @ George Mead
View from the top Mt. Adams in distance @ George Mead
Summit photo Rainier in background @David Bobroff 
Almost there @David Bobroff
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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