Northern Loop (Mount Rainier)

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Backpack - Northern Loop (Mount Rainier)

Northern Loop Mt. Rainier NP

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  • Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 37.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 9,000 ft

9:00 AM at Mt Rainier NP Sunrise

Itinerary:
Meeting time TBD (9am-noon at Sunrise)
Sunrise
Fire Creek                  6.6    1.8    6.6    4300    Day 1    Bear Poles/Toilets Up
Mystic Lake Camp    21.9    5.5    15.3    5570    Day 2    Bear Poles/Toilets Up
Sunrise                      32.2    0.8    10.3    6245    Day 3

Mt Fremont Lookout Add 2.3 miles on Day 1 or 3

Route/Place

Northern Loop (Mount Rainier)



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 

#

Gear

Comments

Acceptable

1

Internal frame backpack

 

Any

 

Stuff sacks

Optional

Any

1

Tent / Bivy

*Group gear

If sharing a tent.

1 or 2* person tent / Bivy

 

1

Sleeping bag

 

30 or 40 degree bag
Down or Synthetic

1

Sleeping Pad

 

Foam, inflatable or close cell inflatable pad

(keep it light)

 

Trekking Poles

Optional

Any

1

Boots / Shoes

Worn

Boots / Approach or Trail running shoes

 

Gaiters

Optional

Any

1

Shirt / Long sleeve Shirt

Worn

Wool or Synthetic

1

Pants

Worn

Synthetic

1-3

Undergarments

Worn

Wool or Synthetic

1

Jacket

 

Down or Synthetic

1

Rain / Wind Jacket

 

Waterproof / Windproof

 

Base layer shirt

Optional

light base layer
Wool / Silk / Synthetic

 

Base layer pants

Optional

light base layer
Wool / Silk / Synthetic

1

Rain / Wind Pants

 

Waterproof / Windproof

2-3

Socks

Worn + Extra

Wool or Synthetic

1

Hat

Worn

Sun Hat / Cap

 

Warm hat / Beanie

Optional

Wool or fleece

 

Buff

Optional

Buff, Balaclavas

 

Gloves

Optional

Light gloves / liners

 

Watch

Optional

Any

2x*

Stove*

*Group gear

Jetboil or small/light camp stove

2x*

Stove Fuel*

*Group gear

Fuel for stove

1

bowl, drinking mug and utensils

 

Metal or Plastic bowl, mug and utensils

1

Sit Pad

Optional

Foam/inflatable sit pag

2x*

Water Treatment*

*Group gear

Ceramic Pump*, Filter*, Steripen*, tablets, drops

1

Water Bottles \ Storage

 

Bladder, Nalgene bottle, Old Gatorade bottle
(2 liter minimum)

 

Satellite Messenger

Optional

 

1

Sun Glasses

 

Polarized

1

Sun Screen

 

SP30+

1

Knife

 

Any

1

Map

 

Map of Route

1

Compass

 

 

 

GPS

Optional

 

1

Toiletries

 

Toothbrush

Tooth paste

Toilet paper

Trowel

Freshmates wipes

 

Entertainment

Optional

 

 

Camera

Optional

 

 

Bear Spray

Optional

 

1

Food

~2lbs per day

 

 

Remaining
10 Essentials (10E)

10Es

 

 

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