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Day Hike - Summerland & Panhandle Gap

Summerland & Panhandle Gap

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8: AM at White River entrance, Mt. Rainier N.P.
Going up to Summerland we have big tree forest, huge meadows, vibrant wildflowers, and waterfalls. A huge view of Rainier. Then up to Panhandle gap there is a rocky moraine, snowfields, more distant waterfalls, two little tarns, a sometimes herd of mountain goats, and finally the vast views from the gap which is the highest point on the Wonderland trail. Snow is likely at the gap. Poles will be very useful. This classic trail is very popular. Parking is limited.
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