Monday, August 31, 2015

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Crystal Lakes

Updated: 8-31-2015

This hike is in Mt. Rainier National Park and the trailhead is off of Hwy 410 east of Enumclaw. Photos taken in October of 2011.

Upper Crystal Lake @ Karen Sykes

Rainier less than one mile into hike
Upper Crystal Lake from trail above the lake

Upper Crystal @ 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.

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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