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PostFri Dec 08, 2017 9:04 pm 
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So, the years go by, life happens. Long story short, i just bought a house really close to the carbon river entrance. I will go other places for wilderness experiences, but MRNP just became the closest park to us too, so what's quick and fun? Carkeek used to be our neighborhood park so we are used to it being busy.
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PostFri Dec 08, 2017 9:47 pm 
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You might wanna edit your subject line. I assume you intended Hikes instead of Hinks.

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PostFri Dec 08, 2017 11:16 pm 
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RumiDude wrote:
You might wanna edit your subject line. I assume you intended Hikes instead of Hinks.

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go the search function and enter "hinking"
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PostFri Dec 08, 2017 11:19 pm 
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the usual stuff: trees, river, rocks, snow, mountain....

walk the road a mile or so up and walk up to Green Lake or Ranger Falls.

walk up a few miles to Ipsut Creek

a few miles farther up is the suspension bridge. watch the Carbon crash down underneath you just downstream from the glacier.

awesome Douglas Firs right down at the bottom end of the road.

the cribbing along the river banks was originally installed in the 1930s. some pieces of it still remain. almost laughable when you walk out onto the gravel bar in one of the wider spots and see how the Carbon has whipped back and forth across the flood plain over the eons.

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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 1:04 am 
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MyFootHurts wrote:
go the search function and enter "hinking"

Very Interesting!

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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 1:41 am 
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This post is a joke, right?  First off, if you check the archives, " Hinking" has been a long time inside topic.  Second, being at the entrance at Carbon River....there's a never ending number of hikes... i think you' re just trolling us ....or bragging and rubbing it into our faces!  Let me give you a hint.  I feel that if there never was a Mt Rainier...that area would still be a NP!  (the mountain is a recent artifact placed on top of a pre-existing mountain range)
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 8:53 am 
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I've always been a troll, just the kind under bridges!

I've only heen up to this entrance one.time, I've heen up north in glacier peak/MLH land for years now. But I am teaching in Kent now and moved to the mountain. Now I have to commute 50 minutes to work (no traffic though!), but instead of leaving the mountains after recreating, I get go home to the mountains every day!

However, you are probably right. I should just head up and explore. I'm not going until january when my America.the beautiful pass is valid. But I am literally a 15 minute drive from the entrance., so I am also looking for after school jaunts with the kiddos.

Hinking just makes me smile, so I had to use it...
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 10:48 am 
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While outside the park, you're also close to Summit Lake/Bearhead Mountain.  Pretty crappy road from what I remember.  That probably gets snowed in during the winter, so you could save that for next spring/summer.

Also a bit more of a drive but nearby is Mowich Lake and numerous hiking destinations taking off from the lake.  Another bumpy road, but not as bad as Summit Lake approach.
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 10:51 am 
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bonobo there's another trail system up there somewhere between MRNP and Buckley, but I cannot remember what or where.
near Fairfax, maybe?  huh.gif
ask one of the locals, or maybe somebody here knows.

ahh... Google makes it too easy:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/outdoors/article95241197.html

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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 11:29 am 
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That's great! I need to check out foothills. I keep forgetting about it but it's a shortish walk from my house!
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 12:00 pm 
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bonobo wrote:
But I am teaching in Kent now and moved to the mountain. Now I have to commute 50 minutes to work (no traffic though!), but instead of leaving the mountains after recreating, I get go home to the mountains every day!

Lucky you.
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 12:04 pm 
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Sure am! It helped my decision that it is one of the few areas I can afford.

Here's how completely out of the know about rainier I am - I had no idea the road was closed, or knew a long time ago and never cared enough to remember because I rarely went to Rainier.

Heh, I'm an idiot! We'll just start by walking the road!
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Get a fat tire mountain bike.  You'll be able to ride up both the Carbon river and Mowich Lake roads to the end pretty much year round.
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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 2:22 pm 
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hikermike wrote:
"Hinking" has been a long time inside topic.

Oh that explains it ... I guess. I'm not one of the cool kids.

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PostSat Dec 09, 2017 2:43 pm 
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RandyHiker wrote:
Get a fat tire mountain bike.

lol.gif Or just a "Fat Tire"....

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