Cramer Mountain Loop


Backpack - Cramer Mountain Loop

Backpack from the Dog Lake trailhead, east of White Pass, to Cramer Lake, where we camp Saturday night and return Sunday morning via the same route.

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  • Sat, Sep 10, 2016 — Sun, Sep 11, 2016
  • Tacoma Hiking & Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, Families, Retired Rovers, Adults, 20-30 Somethings
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Meet at 8 AM Saturday at the Enumclaw Ranger Station.

We will consolidate cars at the Enumclaw Ranger Station and caravan from there to the trailhead  at Dog Lake, east of White Pass on SR 12.  Backpack in 3.7 miles with  800 feet gain to Cramer Lake, where we camp Saturday night.  After setting up camp and eating lunch we will have an optional 3.2 mile loop day hike by multiple other lakes, including Dumbbell Lake and Otter Lake, involving minimal elevation gain.  This is an opportunity to explore one of the most scenic parts of the beautiful William O. Douglas Wilderness.  The Northwest Forest Pass must be displayed on cars parked at the trailhead.  No parking pass is required at the Enumclaw Ranger Station. 


Cramer Mountain Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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