Eagle Peak Saddle

Mount Rainier National Park

 

August 4, 2007  - A Mountaineers hike..  Clouds obscured the views as we ascended the trail through a beautiful forest to the Eagle Peak saddle.  Just before making a final, very steep climb to the saddle, the trail switchbacks through a lovely meadow, which was filled with wildflowers and inhabited by some very vocal marmots.  The clouds that were surrounding Mount Rainier cleared very briefly once we reached the saddle, and after we began our return trip, the sun finally came out.   

Elevation gain 2955'

7.2 miles roundtrip