In 2013 I hiked through Goat Rocks as part of my first solo PCT jaunt (link). I left with the regret of not taking time to visit Goat Lake. I was excited to find myself in the vicinity to make this wrong right. This trip started at the Berry Patch trailhead.
Pacific Crest Trail
And then I made it to the PCT and got to camp at nirvana, the spot I’d wished for on my previous trek but my timing wasn’t right as I’d spent the previous night at Cispus Pass. On this night, I could say goodnight to Goat Lake and Mt Rainier.
Far in the distance is Mount St Helens I’d visited just a week previous (link).
With the Knife’s Edge on the agenda for the next day, it warranted a separate post (Part 2). Here’s a teaser photo.
- July 22-24, 2019
- Mt Adams Cafe in Randall had great food, customer service and WiFi. Showers and laundry were available at Packwood RV Park.
- I highly recommend treating your outerwear including hat, shoes, pack and tent screen with Sawyer Permethrin, and then using Sawyer Picaridin as needed. The combination really keeps the mosquitoes and biting flies at bay.
- I got another mouse in my house at the trailhead. I recommend setting traps with peanut butter.
- USFS – Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Goat Rocks Wilderness
- WTA – Snowgrass Flat
- WTA – Goat Ridge
- WTA – Goat Lake
- WTA – PCT/Knife’s Edge