|View of Rainier from the ridge top|
|Just west of Bandera|
From Seattle drive east on I-90 to exit 45 (Forest Road 9030).
Drive north, then stay left on FR 9030.
About 1 mile from the freeway, stay left again, now on Mason Lake Road (FR 9031).
Park at about 3.9 miles from the freeway.
Trail Stats: At about 3 miles fork to left goes to Mason Lake. We took the fork north and uphill toward Bandera. We only went 3.30 miles. Here is track to the marked in red ridge top . The top is about 4 miles one way and about 3400 foot gain.