Sourdough Gap

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Day Hike - Sourdough Gap

Sourdough Gap

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
8:00 AM at Enumclaw McDonalds
Get your Fall colors here! Beautiful views down the Rainier Fork of the American River Valley. The reds from the huckleberries and yellow of the larch will be there to enjoy this gentle climb to Sheep Lake and on to Sourdough Gap with a short side trip to Picnic Rock above Crystal Lakes. Along the way the hiker will have views of at least four volcanic peaks and one caldera. Another section of the Pacific Crest Trail can be highlighted on your wall map. We'll leave McDonald's at 8:00 AM and consolidate vehicles in the parking lot south of Charlies. At 9:15 AM we'll be heading up toward the gap. Expect to find a very cold start at Tipsoo Lake. Ice usually forms in these October mornings. Bring warm layers and, of course, the ten essentials. Drivers are reimbursed $0.15 per mile for this 80-mile round-trip haul.
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Sourdough Gap


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