SE DESTINATIONS - STAIRCASE - GLADYS DIVIDE TRAIL...1.4 MILES
DIRECTIONS TO : STAIRCASE TRAILHEAD - MILEPOST 331
NEAREST CAMPGROUND: Staircase
RANGER STATION : Ranger station, pay phone, toilets, permit registration, water Stock Facilities: Overnight holding facility.
INFO ABOUT TRAIL :
"A 700-foot climb through all-but-impenetrable brush got us to the lake below Gladys Divide, but polite words do not describe the harrowing ascent, the brush, the loose, slippery rocks and the trees that grabbed at our packs, throwing us off balance."...... Excerpt from OFF TRAILS IN OLYMPICS