Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)


Day Hike - Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

Crystal Lakes

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  • Sun, Jul 16, 2006
  • Seattle 20-30 Somethings
  • Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
10:00 AM at Federal Way Transit Center
Social paced moderate hike in Mt Rainer National Park, Sunday July 16. The two Crystal lakes are in a alpine basin in the rain shadow. The trail may not have many views of the mountain - but once there, the lakes and peaks surrounding the basin more than make up for it! We will have lunch at the upper lake. 2300 feet gain, 6 miles RT. Meet at 10:00 am. at the Federal Way Transit Center (take the left lane transit exits off I-5; see Metro route map link for location;_NAV=WSU), in the southwest corner of the lower level of the parking garage. Park pass required for parking at trail head. Cell & home: (253) 797-4895.

Crystal Lakes (Mount Rainier)

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