Hike to Summit Lake Thurs, July 17 (Tatoosh/Pierce Co)
We will be going to Summit Lake just outside Mount Rainier National Park off the Carbon River Rd. Please note: this is a different hike than the one described in the Rainier Review Newsletter. The forecast is for very hot weather so more canopy cover and less elevation gain is prudent. Round trip is 5 miles, elevation gain is 1200 feet. We will probably hike to the ridge above the lake, adding about a couple hundred feet and another mile RT. This really is a nice hike with great views of Mt Rainier on a clear day.
Contact Dorothy Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up by Tues., July 15.
Bring at least a quart of water ( I would suggest 2 on a hot day), lunch, comfortable but sturdy hiking boots or shoes, sun protection, and dress in layers for the weather. Mountain weather can change fast so put an extra layer in your pack.
We will carpool from the Fred Meyer store on River Rd & Meridian in Puyallup at 8:30 AM. We should be back by 4:30 PM.
Please let me know by Tues., July 15 that you plan to come and whether you can be a driver. While the hike is lovely, the road is not – about 7 miles of gravel road. A Northwest Forest pass is required per vehicle. Be prepared to chip in for gas and a pass if necessary.