Naturalist Trip - Summerland

Trip

Naturalist Trip - Summerland

Explore Mt. Rainier National Park's great variety of wildflowers, breathtaking views ( weather permitting) and collaborative learning environment.

Info
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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 1 to 2 mph

Please meet at Summerland Trailhead by 9:00am.  After brief introductions, we'll begin the hike by 9:15am.  Between the drive time and time on the trail, this will be a full day.  Please do not make plans for after the hike.

Details to follow, a few days prior to the hike.

This is a Naturalist hike so the pace will vary.  When we are actively studying plants/animals, we'll be moving at a glacial pace.  In between those study sessions, we'll pick up the pace so that we can arrive at our destination - Summerland.

We will see forest flowers, alpine flowers, ferns, butterflies, birds and marmots.

Some possible sightings:

Penstemon

Paintbrush

Asters

Saxifrages

Heathers

Gentian

Lupine

Phacelia

Pussypaws

Route/Place

Summerland & Panhandle Gap


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addition to the 10 Essentials:

Trekking poles are highly recommended.

Loupe

Camera

Food and water

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