I've never run the 17 mile Norse Peak Wilderness loop from Corral Pass but I've been told it's beautiful. My friend and pacer extraordinaire Steve is all for the run and I thought I'd invite any others that would like to explore this trail as well. This will be a low key training run. Bring your cameras because if the weather cooperates we should get some great views of Mount Rainier, Knoble Knob, and a couple of alpine lakes.
Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: TBD (Start around 8:00 AM)
Elevation Gain: 3420 feet
Highest altitude: 5920 feet
Unsupported: carry what you need, bring water filter if you think you need it.
Permits: Northwest Forest Pass required
Getting There: East on State Route 410 to milepost 56.2. Turn left on Forest Service Road 7174, a narrow steep road, for the 6-mile climb to Corral Pass. The road is posted as not passable for cars with trailers. Parking is available near the trail head near the Corral Pass Campground.
Camping on Saturday night is an option. You will probably need to defrost yourself before the run if you camp. Depending on how the weather has been we may encounter some snow. I can keep an eye on the conditions and let folks know what we might be facing.
This run is detailed in Cheri Pompeo Gillis's book 50 Trail Runs in Washington
Leave a comment if you want to join us on this run! You know you want to!