Kelly Butte and Colquhoun Peak
South Renton P&R
Kelly Butte and Colquhoun Peak These are two former fire lookout sites, which typically means commanding views of the surrounding area. These two sites are a just a few miles northeast of Mount Rainier so there should be spectacular views of the Lady if we get good weather. Kelly Butte will be the primary goal of this hike. There is a newly restored building at the end of a newly rebuilt and maintained trail. The odd part of this listing is that the Colquhoun Peak hike deaprts from a separate but nearby trailhead. (There is no building on top of this peak) So this is really two separate hikes up two separate peaks that are within sight of each other offering up the possibility of a picture of Colquhoun from Kelly and a picture of Kelly from Colquhoun on the same day. The trailheads are at the end of a 14 mile drive on back roads off of Hwy 410. I suspect they are listed like this becuase after driving that far back, one might was well do both. However, due to the potentially difficult logistics of hiking both peaks, we'll consider the Colquhoun Peak portion of the hike optional until we see what the weather and roads are like. Melissa Bullis will be co-leading this hike.