Looking toward Summerland, Panhandle Gap and Banshee Peak from the summit of Goat Island Mountain. Our route is drawn in red. Best to use "X3 Large" size to view.
Emily by a little glacial lake under Panhandle Gap.
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Emily, Dad and cousin Matt, near a glacial lake on the way to Panhandle Gap.
Nearing Panhandle Gap.
Panorama near Panhandle Gap, looking back at Mt. Rainier, with Goat Island Mountain in the distance to the right. Best to use "X3 Large" size to view.
Scrambling up over Panhandle Gap.
Looking back to the Gap, along the backside trail to Banshee Ridge.
Looking towards Banshee Peak from just the other side of Panhandle Gap. It looks flat and easy, but there is significant elevation gain to come (to 7400 ft.)
Looking back at the mountain and the Gap, with lupin everywhere.
Lupin on the way up Banshee Peak, Panhandle Gap and Mt. Rainier in the distance.
Emily and Matt hiking in the lupin.
Emily near the summit of Banshee Peak, the Gap is far in the distance.