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Wed Jul 15, 2009

A great hike from Chinook Pass, with early season wildflowers.

It was just a few weeks ago that this trail was covered in snow,  but it’s now melted out and the wildflowers are gorgeous!

The trail itself starts from Chinook Pass in Mt. Rainier National Park. Actually, you’ll follow Highway 410 under the overpass that signifies you’re leaving the Park,. and then park in the lot on the left side of the road.  At the far end of the parking lot (past the toilets), there’s a small sign that says PCNST (for Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail) which marks… Read Full Story