Trip Report: Goat Lake Loop

On Aug 10 I headed out to the Goat Rocks Wilderness. I had never been there before, so I did the quintessential (and very popular) Goat Lake loop, starting at the Berry Patch trailhead and heading up Goat Ridge trail and then back down Snowgrass Flats. I also took a quick trip up to Hawkeye Point and a few extra miles on the PCT. Total for the day was approx 17.5 miles and ~5000 ft of elevation gain. It was a Monday so I was hoping to escape the crowds, but I still saw a fair number of people out there. High season in the PNW!

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Goat Rocks Wilderness – new territory for this north-ender!
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Sunrise in the Goat Rocks
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Jordan Basin at sunrise
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Lily Basin trail junction to Hawkeye Point (a worthy detour!)
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View of a smoky/cloudy Mt Adams on the way up Hawkeye Point.
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More views from Hawkeye Point, with Rainier barely visible in the background.
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Goats on rocks in the Goat Rocks Wilderness…
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Goat Lake as seen from Hawkeye Point.
Goat Rocks
The route

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