Located just NE of Mt. Rainier, this easy stroll is great for families. There is an old lookout on top. The road system in Mt. Rainier was heavily damaged in the November 2006 storm. The drive to this section of the park will considerably longer than normal. I do not expect SR 123 to be open in time for the climb. Plan to use I-5 and Highway 410 to get to the Sunrise Area.
|Driving Distance from Portland||195 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||4 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey|
|Relevant Maps||National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map of Mt. Rainier #217 or USGS 7.5 minute Sunrise Quad <href="http: maps.google.com="" maps?f="q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Mt.+Fremont&sll=37.996163,-95.712891&sspn=38.341229,93.164063&ie=UTF8&ll=46.924271,-121.664829&spn=0.016355,0.04549&t=p&z=15&iwloc=addr"" title="Google maps">Google maps</href="http:>|