Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

Trip

Basic Snowshoe - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

Nice day of snowshoeing with wonderful views.

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  • M1 Mountain 1 Ski, Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: as needed

We will meet at 7:30 at the South Hill (Puyallup) park and ride, west side of the lot. https://www.mapquest.com/us/washington/south-hill-park-and-ride-410615704

This is scheduled mostly for Basic Snowshoe students to finish course requirements. If there are more participant requests than spaces available, basic snowsheing students have preference.

Kind of ignore the club route description. We'll leave Paradise and go down the trail toward Narada Falls, hit the Stevens Canyon Road and Paradise Valley roads to the Lower Lakes trail, follow the trail to the saddle on Mazama Ridge, follow the ridge to Forth Creek down the steepish slope to Paradise Valley Road and thake that back to the parking lot.

Allow the full day, even if we don't need it. We'll go as slow as the slowest person wants/needs with plenty of time for pictures, and a leisurely lunch.

Remember that all drivers are required to have snow chains in their cars at the park.

Dry clothes for the trip home are advised.

I expect the trip to go ... rain or shine but conditions may force a change in plans. Depending on the participants, Rampart Ridge, Carter Falls or Longmire South may be alternatives if the road doesn't open or avalanche conditions dictate

 

 

Route/Place

Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)



  • USGS Mt Rainier East

    Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270

    Green Trails Paradise No. 270S

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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