Hiked up to Northway Notch Peak and then ran the ridge over Northway, Grubstake, Summit House, Silver Queen, The Throne, and Crystal. We then dropped down into the basin to access the saddle and east ridge of Three Way before returning to the ski area. I don't like this area very much compared to the other parts of Washington.
During a family day that included Northwest Trek located west of Mount Rainier, and the Crystal Mountain "Mount Rainier Gondola" Tram located east of Mount Rainier, we summited Summit House and Grubstake Peak. Carrying my toddler up Grubstake Peak was interesting, but at least most of the route had no snow on it.
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