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Rainier Home Contact Infomation Statistics Explained Map Information Scope Current Conditions

  • High point:5830
  • Low point:2340
  • Hiking season: mid-July to mid-Oct.
  • Total Elevation gain:3760
  • Total Elevation lost:1670
  • Total distance(one way):8.15
  • Effective Distance:13.1
  • Hiking time: 9 hours
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Profile Explained

  • (1) Leave Carbon River Trail
  • (2) Yellowstone Cliffs
  • (3) Windy Gap
  • (4) Yellowstone Cliffs Camp
Starting From Ipsut Creek Campground (assuming that a Carbon River road closure has not added 3 to 5 miles each way) the trial first follows the Carbon River. At about 2 miles the trial forks across the Carbon River and turns left to follow the Northern Loop trail. From this point the trail shortly starts an unmitigated 3000 ft climb to Windy Cap.

Map Discription Size (kb)
Small colored elevaton map 5
Topographic map with shadeing 828
Topographic map without shadeing 371
Shaded Basement Geologic Map

(Geologic key)

Air Photo 7,576
Stereo Map

To see this image you will need special glasses (which I will provide if you contact me before supplies run out)


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Gregg Petrie 2000