I've been wanting to do this hike since last year. It's a tougher hike and we'll need lots of water. But the views and wildflowers are apparently breathtaking!
Dog Friendly; 10.6 miles, 2800' elevation gain; approximately 7 hours.
Carpooling: Those from Seattle can arrange their own carpooling from there if they wish. I will be leaving from the Borders in Puyallup at 7:15am. We can all meet at the Rite Aid in Enumclaw.
Getting there: From Enumclaw drive east on State Route 410 (Chinook Pass Highway) about 34 miles and turn left (east) onto Crystal Mountain Road (Forest Road 7190) leading to the Crystal Mountain Ski Area. Drive 4.2 miles past milepost 4 to the fork at Gold Hill Road. The road sign is absent. Park on the south side of Crystal Mountain road and walk across the road to the fork. Walk .25 mile up Gold Hill road and you will find the Norse Peak trailhead on the left hand side. (46.9644, -121.4829)