Field Trip 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course

Field trip: Introduction to the Natural World Course

Field Trip 4 - Seattle Naturalists Intro Natural World Course - Summerland

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens. Expect to spend a full day at this trip between the driving and the time hiking.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,900 ft
  • Pace: Many stops

We will meet at 9:00 am at the Summerland trailhead.  Carpools are suggested (e.g. Green Lake/65th P&R, leaving at about 6:45 am).  An email will be sent out a few days before the trip with more details.

Mt. Rainier National Park has many trails that lead to premier wildflower gardens.

After this field trip you may identify these species and more:
1. Broad-leaf Lupine
2. Common Paintbrush
3. Beargrass
4. Gray Jay
5. Blue (Butterfly)
6. Red Columbine
7. Glacier Lily
8. Tiger Lily
9. Thinleaf Blueberry
10. Sitka Mountain Ash
11. Sitka Alder
12. Alaska Yellow-cedar


An e-mail will be sent out a few days before the trip with further details.  

Route/Place

Summerland & Panhandle Gap


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

In addtion to standard day hiking gear, I recommend that you bring binoculars, magnifying loop, plant list, refence guides & apps.  as well as access to charts for plants families, butterflies and conifers.  

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