Flowers and great views from the top. This was just hiked on May 2 via the short cut (see below). I'm sure there is still some snow on the trail along Silver Creek but the short cut does not have snow. I have included my photos from several weeks ago and also included some of the photos take by Karen Sykes in June 2013. Flowers are just coming out now.
|View of Kachess Lake @ Michael Fagin 2016|
|View of Kachess Lake Mt Rainier- distance and thundershowers - time to head Down! @ Michael Fagin 2016|
|Hike out on ridge (towards NW) with George and Kachess Peak background @ Michael Fagin 2016|
|Flowers and rocks @ Karen Sykes 2013|
|Balsomroot @ Karen Sykes 2013|
|Lupine @ Karen Sykes 2013|
|Kachess Beacon @ Karen Sykes 2013|
|From FS 4818 turn right on an unmarked road with this reflector next to it Waypoint N47.15.976 W121.11.154@ 2260' Please note someone has removed this reflector.|
Trail stats: 5.6 miles round-trip with about 2200 feet elevation gain. High point is at about 4584 feet. Hike 1.9 miles on trail 1315 to trail 1315.3 (Waypoint at junction are N 47.17.398 W 121.10.256 at 3743 feet) and to .9 mile hike to top. Thanks to Bob for details.
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