Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
Jun 13, 2010
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
- Region: Mt. Rainier -- SE - Longmire / Paradise
- Avg Rating: 3.86
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
Trail was fine, then encountered about 3 feet of snow at hornpipe creek, and again at devils dream creek. After devils dream creek, route finding with a map and compass was necessary because my GPS wouldn't work in the thick trees. I also found the travel to be easier after donning my snow shoes.
Continuing, I found devils dream camp under 2-6 feet of snow. I reached the small lake basin for squaw lake in about 3 and a half hours. Didn't have time to find a route past the stream to get up to the cabin. Other than a ranger a couple days before, I don't think anyone had been up there yet.
Overall, don't attempt for a few more weeks if you aren't confident with map and compass route finding skills. Other wise, expect solitude as I saw no one else til I got back to rampart ridge.