Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week: Skyscraper

Updated 8-3-2017

Great views of Mt. Rainier from the sunrise entrance of the Park and peak wildflowers!! Go soon before they fade. Although there will be some haze seeing these wildflowers will be well worth it and you see them before the summit of Skyscraper. If you are looking for hikes that are less impacted by the haze we have a list at the of this hike.
Lupine and Burroughs Mountain in the background
Massive field of lupine
Mt Rainier from the top
View of Skyscraper @ Dennis Long

Fagin at the top @ Dennis Long
Rock garden @ Dennis Long
View of Grand Park @ Dennis Long
Driving Directions: From Enumclaw, drive east 43 miles on State Route 410 to the Mount Rainier National Park White River Entrance. Veer right onto the Sunrise Road and follow it 17 miles west to the large parking lot and visitor center at the road's end, Sunrise.
Trail Stats:About 8 miles roundtrip and 1700 foot gain with the ups and downs. Here is the track 

Hikes that less impacted by the haze

The hikes on ridge tops that usually have views will tend to be hazy in many areas. Thus dropping down into valleys, and lake basins will be better. Here are a few.

Melakwa Lake 

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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