Basic Snowshoe - Missing Route/Place

A day without SEAHAWKS..

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

We will meet at 7:30AM at the South Hill Park and Ride on Puyallup's South Hill. If you are not sure where that is, email me for directions

This trip is open to snowshoe students who have completed the basic snowshoe field trip or above. Next, ignore anything the official write up has to say. It's totally bogus and can potentially lead you into avalanche terrain. What we will be doing is taking the Narada Falls trail from Paradise, linking up to the Lakes Trail to the crest of southern Mazama Ridge and following that north to the area around Sluiskin Falls. If it's nice we'll proceed a bit further as conditions and people dictate.We'll tentatively head down to the Paradise Valley Road and hit the Fourth Creek Crossing area before taking the road back to Paradise.

Please allow the full day (gates close mat 5:00PM at Longmire) so we can have time to stop and smell the avalanche lilys ... or whatever.

This isn't particularly difficult but if you are not if reasonable shape, it's a workout. That said, we'll go as slow as the slowest person needs to go and picture stops will be taken when  you'd like. There are great views of the Tatoosh and Rainier herself if the weather cooperates.

Make sure you have a full set of ten essentials but I'll have a map for each participant.

Lunch, munchies and a couple of liters .of liquid drink are desirable.

Drivers MUST have chains or they will be turned back by the park rangers.

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