Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Granite Mountain Lookout

Updated 10-20-2016
Granite Mt Lookout just west of Snoq Pass.  I was not up there recently as these photos were taken last year. However according to recent report from this Thursday  there is about 4 inches of snow just below the summit. Poles would be handy and perhaps some extra traction for your boots.
View of lookout from just below @ Alan Bauer

View of Rainier from the top @ Alan Bauer

View (lack there of) from the top when marine layer is slowly burning off
Small tarn below the lookout

 Driving directions: From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 47 Turn north over the freeway, turn left at the T, and drive to Granite Mountain parking area.

Trail stats: 8 miles roundtrip and 3800 foot gain

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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