Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Brian Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tacoma WA
    Hammock
    Clark NX-250
    Tarp
    UGQ WD12, Vertex
    Insulation
    UGQ 40/20 to 30
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    367
    Images
    18

    WA>Mount Rainier NP, Northern Loop, East Section>July 29-August 5 - Hammock Friendly?

    Counterclockwise 40 Mile loop with stays at Sunrise Camp (to get an early start the next day for), Mystic Lake, Carbon Camp (Cataract Creek), Lake James, Berkeley Park camps. All appear to be hammock friendly on Google but can anyone verify? Nobody at the WICs knows.

    Most appreciated!
    Brian
    (formerly Oblique Angler)

    Job 41:1, 2

    `..`..`..><((((>`..`..`.
    `..`..`..`..`..><((((>`.
    `..><((((>`..`..`..`..`.

  2. #2
    22hornet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    NW
    Hammock
    Dutch Argon/HH Exped
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven 11
    Insulation
    Yeti/Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    187
    Brian
    I did this loop last year and all the campsites were hang friendly but that depends on availability I did it in mid September and had no competition, pm me with your phone number if you want to talk. Jim

  3. #3
    Brian Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tacoma WA
    Hammock
    Clark NX-250
    Tarp
    UGQ WD12, Vertex
    Insulation
    UGQ 40/20 to 30
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    367
    Images
    18
    We heard reports of a death and at least two injuries/lost packs at the ford of the West Fork White River two days before we would encounter the crossing so our plan changed to a one way trip from Sunrise to Carbon. I was able to hang at assigned campsites in Sunrise, Mystic, and Carbon camps using a pair of 7' straps with whoopies.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Brian Miller; 08-18-2018 at 14:36.
    Brian
    (formerly Oblique Angler)

    Job 41:1, 2

    `..`..`..><((((>`..`..`.
    `..`..`..`..`..><((((>`.
    `..><((((>`..`..`..`..`.

  4. #4
    22hornet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    NW
    Hammock
    Dutch Argon/HH Exped
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven 11
    Insulation
    Yeti/Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    187
    Hey Brian I was wondering how your trip was going, I heard about the lady that died crossing the White River, when I crossed it last September it was sketchy and I would not have liked to fjord it during the summer. Just got back from the Goat Rocks and got lucky and had a smoke free day to enjoy the views. I hope you had a great time up on Rainier. Jim

  5. #5
    Brian Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Tacoma WA
    Hammock
    Clark NX-250
    Tarp
    UGQ WD12, Vertex
    Insulation
    UGQ 40/20 to 30
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    367
    Images
    18
    It was a great time. It was before W Washington got hammered with smoke so there was some spectacular scenery.

    2018 08 01_0256.jpg

    2018 08 01_0257.jpg

    2018 08 01_0271.jpg

    But man it was HOT; 85 F, 70% humidity starting at Sunrise/Skyscraper Pass at 6700 ft with a general descent to 4600, then back to 5700 ft. Then up to 6000 again and then descending to 3200 ft over 12 miles. Above the tree line, especially in talus it was like being in a convection oven. In the forest it was like being in a rice steamer.

    The Winthrop Creek Crossing was "interesting" with up to a foot of water sloshing over the 12" wide single log bridge with no handrail, and a fall being certain death. It was after that we heard about WF White River death and decided rather than retracing our route to get back to Sunrise in that heat we'd bail at Carbon.

    You know, ever since I began backpacking and climbing in the early 70s, it was always hike 4 to 8 miles to a lake or a basin, setup a base camp to fish one or several lakes or climb everything around the ridge for up to 5 days, then back to the car. My old alpine-glacier climbing buddy-now high country fishing buddy and I kind of came to the conclusion that we love hiking several miles to high streams and lakes to camp and fish, but loop trips for "hiking to hike" every day ... not so much.
    Brian
    (formerly Oblique Angler)

    Job 41:1, 2

    `..`..`..><((((>`..`..`.
    `..`..`..`..`..><((((>`.
    `..><((((>`..`..`..`..`.

  6. #6
    22hornet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    NW
    Hammock
    Dutch Argon/HH Exped
    Tarp
    SLD Trail Haven 11
    Insulation
    Yeti/Burrow
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    187
    I agree I would much rather hike and fish, find a good base camp and enjoy the quiet

Similar Threads

  1. Hammock Friendly campsite along I20 in east TX
    By lindrome in forum Southeast
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-29-2018, 08:05
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-01-2017, 20:33
  3. Hi from Mount Rainier
    By CIFA22 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-20-2012, 20:33
  4. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-29-2012, 21:58
  5. Mount Rainier National Park. WOW!
    By bgraybackpacker in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 08-11-2012, 20:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •