Backpack - American Lake

American Lake

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9:00 AM at Trailhead
Meeting at the FIRST Chinook Pass trailhead that you get to when heading southeast on 410 from Enumclaw. This is a big trailhead several miles past the turnoff to Rainier. There is a second about half a mile up the road further southeast-don't go to that one. :-) We may put another car there for a shuttle if the # of vehicles allow. On Sat a.m., we'll start at one end of the Naches Peak Loop trail and then meet the PCT, which takes us to American Lake. But on the way out if time allows, I'd like to do the Naches Peak Loop trail going the other way - which adds only a short distance and provides more world class scenery. Camping possibilities nearby include The Dalles campground and Silver Springs campground on Highway 410.
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