Summerland & Panhandle Gap


Day Hike - Summerland & Panhandle Gap

Another fun trip to Panhandle Gap

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,900 ft

Meet at Tibbetts P&R at 7:00 a.m.  or at the Enumclaw Ranger Station (450 Roosevelt Ave East, Enumclaw) at 7:45 a.m. for carpooling.   Please let me know your preference.

One of the best hikes at Mount Rainier!

In the event of lousy weather, the trip will be changed to a hike in the I-90 foothills.  It is no fun driving all the way to Rainier if the weather is poor.  In the event the trip destination changes, your input as to the destination will be encouraged.


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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