Summerland & Panhandle Gap


Day Hike - Summerland & Panhandle Gap

We will amble up to Summerland and above to see the blooming meadows, views, possible animal sightings and flowers on the higher moonscape toward panhandle gap

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

Meet 7 AM at he 65th street park and ride. The drive takes about 2.5 hours so we will meet up at the trailhead above the white river entrance to Mt. Rainier at 9:30 AM.

Bring plenty of water, the 10 essentials, sturdy hiking boots a hat, snacks, lunch, and poles are highly suggested. This is a naturalist hike, which means frequent stops and a slow pace. Do not make evening plans. With luck we will hit the bloom at its peak.


Summerland & Panhandle Gap

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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