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Granite Mountain

It was hot and muggy, especially on the lower part of the trail.  The bugs were annoying, but mostly just if we stopped for a…

Granite Rising

It was so refreshing to hike with Lucie, a friend I met through the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. She’s an avid traveler, hiker, and inspiration,…

Granite Mountain

This is a really nice hike. The trailhead is easily accessible by any car. The first half of the hike is forested the second half…

Granite Mountain

This was my first time hiking in the beautiful PNW and I couldn’t have asked for a better summit to start with. Started off early…

Holy Boulder Steps

We were fortunate to find a parking spot later in the morning but it was full down the road. Get there early! Trail is well…

Granite Mountain Lookout

Hiking poles will help. Do not follow All Trails map at the top or you will Boulder a large chunk and it’s sketchy  go around…

Granite Mountain Lookout

Summer route is open! Wildflowers in bloom. Some bugs but not too bothersome. Lots of switchbacks to earn the amazing views. Some snow at the…

Granite Mountain

The weather was amazing, well marked trail. I felt pretty good considering I did Mt Pilchuck the day before. There were a lot of bitting…

Day Hike | Granite Mountain

This would be my third time up Granite Mountain. And it’s always a great mountain to hike up. I’m sure a lot of people are…

Scrambling Granite Mountain

Trekking poles were helpful. For sure know how to scramble when you get near the top because the main trail is covered in snow and…

Granite Mountain

Memorial Day on Granite Mountain. Got to the parking lot at 7:30am, still a lot of empty spots. First few miles in the forest are…

Shoots and Ladders

This hike is a butt burner but well worth it for the views at the top. The incline starts as soon as the trail spilts…

Granite

A great hike – very fun, with excellent views on the way up. Incredible view of Mt Ranier as we snacked at the top, and…

Granite Mountain

Great day with wonderful weather. Views were amazing. Flowers were out and so were the insects…wear bug spray. Trail was well maintained and not too…

Great weather gets great views

Weather was perfect. Trail was a bit easy to lose in a few places, but easy enough to find again; just keep going up. There…

The Granite Way

Started our hike at 7:30am on a cloudless Monday. Parking lot had maybe 6 cars. Easily marked at the bottom and at the one turning…

Granite Legs

One minute was sunny, the next was foggy, the next was raining. It was quite an adventure! Lots of wildflowers, a few deer, plus a…

Granite Mountain Lookout

We started early and didn’t start running into people untill the way down which was very nice for this regularly extremely busy hike. We went…

Don’t Take It For Granite(Mountain)

It all started it out so beautifully. Old-growth forest towering above, making your way up to beautiful wild flowers, an avalanche chute turned waterfall, gorgeous…

Granite

Fun hike with my Dad, Husband, Niece, and 3 kids: 15,13,10.

Flowers, chipmunks and snow!

We saw so many wildflowers! There were so many in bloom, it was fun to learn the new ones! We saw flowers until we reached…

Granite Snow hike

Great sunny day for a hike like Granite! First time and had amazing time.  Got to the TH just after 8am on Thursday, only about…

Granite Mountain Lookout

Hike was great, we did short cut going up by the ridge to avoid those 5 avalanche chutes. it was overcast.

Granite Mtn

Beautiful sunny day hike with friends.  Used crampons to hike straight up to look out.

Oh I see sun

Lots and lots of snow from the storm coming through

Granite Mountain

Not much of a view from the top due to the clouds and falling snow but it was still a great day and a great…