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Sanctuary Arch Hike

These photos were taking on a day hike in the area of Sanctuary Arch

Sanctuary Arch is a natural stone arch located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest about 20 miles south of Packwood Washington.

Coordinates = +46.47494,-121.60417

Map at:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=46.47494,-121.60417&ll=46.47494,-121.60417&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

From where I parked (see map) it was about three miles and two easy hours to the arch. Another mile to St John Lake. All together 7.6 miles and about 7 hrs with many stops. It was about 0.4 mile shorter coming back because I took the abandoned ridge top route. The abandoned ridge top route is in no way near passable to stock and is marginally navigable on foot (i.e. some rock climbing may be required).
Sunrise from the Klickitat Tail
Sunrise from the Klickitat Tail
Sunrise/Goat Rocks
Sunrise/Goat Rocks
Mt Rainer
Mt Rainer
Mt Adams
Mt Adams
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Sanctuary Arch
Arch From #7 Trail
Arch From #7 Trail
Arch From #7 Trail
Arch From #7 Trail
Looking west
Looking west
Looking from the east
Looking from the east
From Mission Mtn Ridge
From Mission Mtn Ridge
From St John Lake
From St John Lake
Arch Naming Details  - Front
Arch Naming Details - Front
Arch Naming Details - Back
Arch Naming Details - Back
More History by Buddy Rose
More History by Buddy Rose
Area map and hike route
Area map and hike route
Ridge down to St John Lake from the Arch
Ridge down to St John Lake from the Arch
The Morel Mushroom Rock
The "Morel Mushroom" Rock
St John Lake
St John Lake
Klickitat Trail #7 from St John Lake to the Mission Mtn Ridge
:: Klickitat Trail #7 from St John Lake to the Mission Mtn Ridge ::
The Watcher  with the arch in the background
"The Watcher" with the arch in the background
The Watcher
The "Watcher"
The Watcher  - A natural Stone Sculpture
"The Watcher" - A natural Stone Sculpture
The Watcher - Looks like a tombstone from the west
"The Watcher" - Looks like a tombstone from the west
Mission Mountain Ridge
:: Mission Mountain Ridge ::
The end
The end
2200160 Road
:: 2200160 Road ::
South Point Fire from the 21 Road
South Point Fire from the 21 Road
Sanctuary Arch from the 2140 Rd
Sanctuary Arch from the 2140 Rd