Oct 25, 2011
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
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Mt. Rainier -- SE - Longmire / Paradise
Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
- Why You Should Go Now
- Fall foliage
We tried to reach Gobbler's Knob via the Lake Christine trail. Unfortunately a critical trail junction just beyond Lake Christine is unmarked, we missed it and ended up on the summit of Mt. Beljica. If you go, look for a short chunk of log that is sitting at the trail intersection. There are no signs and there are several trails leading off in the general area, most going to camp sites and thus going nowhere. If you are on the right trail you will come to a trail junction near Beljica Meadows which is signed, but this is after you have traveled downhill for quite a way.
We had an exceptionally clear and sunny day. The view of Mt. Rainier for the top of Beljica is incredible.
The road to the Lake Christine trailhead is very rough, recommended for high clearance vehicles only.
Mt. Rainier from Mt. Beljica
On the road to Lake Christine trailhead.