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5 days ago

Marmots, mist, moody and marvelous! Too cloudy to see Rainier but spectacular nonetheless. Started at White River campground via Glacier Basin trail and then took the fork after 2.4 miles to hop on Burroughs Mountain trail (labeled “Sunrise in ‘5 miles’”). Once you make it to fork a mile later where there is minimal vegetation, make sure to turn left if you want to hike the 3rd burrough otherwise it takes you to 2nd burrough.

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6 days ago

I would not do this hike again. There are a LOT of flies because there is a literal ton of horse poop on this Trail. A lot of the trail is only one foot wide, overgrown in places and a lot of down trees. I was forced to take a couple of detours due to very large trees blocking and there is nowhere to cross the creek or if there is, it is under water, but you have to cross to continue on the trail. I had to carry my two dogs across two logs that had fallen over the creek, so not for the faint of heart. There is no lake at Cramer Lake, so a long hike for a disappointing view.

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rocky
7 days ago

What a great hike this is! It is definitely a “hard” one, since the paths are super rocky and steep. I was really content with my walking poles, both for the climbing as the descending. Definitely one of the harder ones I’ve hiked so far. But worth it! We hiked counterclockwise, starting at the Snowgrass trail. I was really glad we hiked this way because the second half (Goat Ridge trail) has way much nicer views and paths so this made the second half not that hard ;-) The Snowgrass trail is mostly forest which is nice too, but the great views start when you enter the Lily Basin trail. If you do a loop an option could be to hike Goat Ridge/Lily Basin up to the Goat Lake and go back the same way. We saw a lot of ground squirrels and marmots, however not so many goats (which I expexted because of the name “ Goat Rock Wilderness”). And of course many wild flowers. Note: the distances provided seemed to be “a little” off; all our GPS devices said we hiked 26 km instead of 19, so that’s an extra 7 km (4 miles). That was a real bummer if you think you’re almost there ;-) Took us about 8,5 hours (including many photo stops and breaks).

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9 days ago

Another Awesome hike! Met with Ranger O'Brien there and he was very nice and helpful. Lake was beautiful as always!

Excellent hike. Cool day, challenging hike up, but easy hike down

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13 days ago

Great day, shade, no bugs, look out for horse poop

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13 days ago

Ok

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15 days ago

This hike could have been great, but there were too many issues with the trail and the road to get there today. At other times of the year, earlier in the summer, this would be a better hike. The paved road out if Ashford has very deep potholes. The dirt road to the trailhead can be rough and if it's rained recently, I probably wouldn't bring a regular car up there. The hike itself was nice and there were occasional obstructed views of Mt. Rainier, but not any panoramic viewpoints. The entire forest was buzzing with yellow jackets and everyone in my group except me got stung, and they were especially bad near the lakes. I probably would do this trail again, but I'd do it in early or mid summer to avoid the late summer and fall yellow jackets. There were too many places where people have cut the switchbacks to the point that I came down one of them by accident since it appeared to be the most worn path. Considering that this is a long drive up a rocky road, I would have expected less trash on the hike, but I picked up more trash today than in have on any hike this year. However, I did skinny dip to retrieve a beer can tossed about 30 feet into the upper lake. I did not haul out the two tarps I saw abandoned by campers. The lakes are beautiful and I saw tadpoles and a few very tiny fish, but never saw a trout rise to the surface.

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17 days ago

A fun family hike. Loved that it was covered most of the hike, slight elevation but not hard. Great little look outs to the river and waterfall.

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