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Summerland Meadow Creek, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA State
Today I solo hiked the Wonderland Trail to Summerland on the east side of Mt. Rainier and stopped at this at this scenic creek in the Summerland meadow just past the shelter area. Earlier in the season this alpine meadow is host to a wild profusion of wildflowers and rollicking marmots. This creek, a tributary, is fed by snow melt from the Fryingpan Glacier, which feeds into the Fryingpan Creek. The Summerland hike is 8.6 miles round trip from the Fryingpan Creek trailhead with 2,000 feet of elevation gain. I continued on to Panhandle Gap and took another pano in the glacial moraine.
Copyright: Bill Edwards
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16476x8238
Taken: 07/08/2020
Uploaded: 09/08/2020


Tags: hike; hikes; meadow; mount rainier; mountain; mt. rainier national park; stream; summerland; trail; trails; washington; wilderness; fryingpan glacier; fryingpan creek
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