Log Cabin Republicans September Hike
Log Cabin Republicans of Washington is gonna to take a hike (some haters would love that) to Grand Park via Lake Eleanor in Mount Rainier National Park. This is a good way to socialize with other likeminded people along a semi-alpine route to beautiful and secluded Lake Eleanor and the amazing Grand Park meadow.
The WTA website says it’s an 8.7 mile hike (roundtrip) with a 1460' elevation gain reaching 5630' elevation. There are some steep areas but you do not have to grab onto rocks, trees or someone to pull yourself up. Bring shoes you can walk/hike in, walking sticks if you have them, lunch, plenty of water, maybe some bug spray and if weather requires it some waterproof attire.
PLEASE NOTE: This is located in the free cost north section of the national park and there is no state park or forest service fee in the parking area just outside the park at the trailhead.
We will meet at the trailhead on Saturday, September 30 at 10AM. If you are new to Log Cabin contact us if you are interested in ride sharing.
From Enumclaw WA, drive east on SR 410 for 25 miles. Turn right (south) onto Forest Service Road 73 crossing over Huckleberry Creek at 6 miles. After the Huckleberry Creek bridge, continue steeply up the hill on FS Road 73 for another 4 miles to the signed crossing at Eleanor Creek and park on the roadside. There is a small parking lot about 150 feet past the trailhead and additional shoulder parking beyond the lot. (Note that the Forest Service has revised the road numbering and some guidebooks and GPS systems may still identify the last mile before Eleanor Creek as FR 7360.)
There are some rough spots on Forest Service Road 73 but its accessible for high and low clearance vehicles.
Look for the gray SUV with the American Flag on the antenna.
Check out https://www.wta.org/go.../hikes/grand-park-via-lake-eleanor for additional information and photos.
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