PCT, Snowgrass Flats, BP-3
Jay Reinhardt, 509-627-3690
Hike the PCT section from Snowgrass Flats to White Pass. Trip distance is 21 miles with 3000 feet total elevation gain. This three-day hike in the Goat Rocks Wilderness will let you experience one of the most scenic stretches of the Pacific Crest Trail, right here in Washington State.
Friday: Meet at 7 AM. Drive 4 hours to the Chambers Lake trailhead, stopping along the way for a quick lunch in Packwood. Hike 5 miles and 1,500 feet elevation gain to Snowgrass Flats, where we will enjoy closeup views of Mount Rainier and make camp. After an early dinner there is the option to stroll 2 miles south on a fairly flat section of the Pacific Crest Trail to spectacular Cispus Basin for waterfalls and hanging meadows.
Saturday: Day hike the PCT north to a lunch site on Old Snowy peak with 360 degree views of one of the most scenic parts of the Cascades. After lunch, we’ll day hike some of the Knife’s Edge, probably the most thrilling stretch of the PCT. This is where the PCT earns its middle initial. Return to camp for a well-deserved dinner. 8 miles round trip, 1,500 foot elevation gain and loss.
Sunday: Rise early to hike to stark Goat Lake for lunch, then hike back to the Chambers Lake trailhead via Goat Ridge. 8.5 miles, 2,000 foot elevation loss. Return to Richland by 8 PM, checking off what should be one of your top bucket list items.
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