Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Granite Lookout

Just hiked this (5-30-2019) and it is snow free up to the basin at about 5000'. Great views here. From there to the summit there is still plenty of snow. Some snow folks hiked the summer trail but many preferred to do ridge and boulders to the south.

View from the basin
Marine layer burning off
Mt. Rainier from the top photo from July 2018
Beargrass just starting
Driving Directions:
From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 47.
Turn left at the end of the ramp and go over the freeway.
At next intersection turn left and drive short distance to the parking lot.

Trail Stats: 8 miles round trip. Here is the summer trail and  track .
With all the snow many are taking the boulder route and ridge to the south.

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