Summerland & Panhandle Gap


Day Hike - Summerland & Panhandle Gap

A beautiful and diverse trail filled with forest, flowers, furry critters, fabulous views and fun for all. In the past I've done in early July and needed spikes beyond the meadow so with heavy snow this winter am giving it a extra 2 weeks. Will push back if weather or conditions warrant.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,950 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,800 ft
  • Pace: 2 1/2 mph

Depart trailhead 9a. Additional details provided via email to participants  

The trail involves significant elevation gain and there will be snow at the top. We will maintain a 2 1/2 mph pace which is on the faster side of moderate and take limited breaks until we reach the meadow where we will stop for lunch, photos and views. After lunch we'll continue climbing to Panhandle Gap assuming conditions are safe to do so. Microspikes and poles are required. 


Summerland & Panhandle Gap

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials + Microspikes + Poles

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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