Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Upper Palisades Lake

Updated August 10, 2017. This hike is at  Mt. Rainier National Park via Sunrise entrance. Wildflowers are in the prime so now is a great time to go. Good hike rain or shine and some rain in forecast for this Saturday and more likely Sunday.

Palisades seen just before the lake
 Upper Palisades Lake
All sorts of Lupine @ Alan Bauer
Field of Dreams and of Lupine @ Alan Bauer

Trail stats: 7 miles round trip (although a few GPS track at 8). High point 6150 feet and with the ups and downs there is a cumulative gain for the entire day of about 2000 feet. Here is track

Driving directions: Enter Mt. Rainier National Park via White River Campground entrance and drive up towards Sunrise and just before the Sunrise Visitor Center park at the Sunrise Point trailhead.

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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