Basic Snowshoe - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

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Basic Snowshoe - Mazama Ridge (Mount Rainier)

This is the std approach to Mazama Ridge, and after making the ridge, we will either go right to the Paradise Glacier Valley Lookout or if the creek crossing is safe, make our way up towards Panorama Point via the ridge. Gaia proficiency helpful.

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  • Moderate, M1 Intremediate Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

I will meet at the 512 McDonalds Park n Ride at 735 a.m. , then Longmire at about 9 a.m. to get gaiters on and equipment ready.

Upon leaving Longmire, we should be ready to hop out of our rides, get on any layers and get to the end of the lot to get our snowshoes on and moving.

Please look at the weather and pick layers accordingly. I do not expect rain when the freezing  level is 6000 feet. NOAA says and Atmos says,

Also look at Mountain Forecast Base Altitude.

Coming off this past week's heat wave, expect snow covered ice to be the norm with lots of former post holes to dodge.

There is a white out possibility due to incoming storm.

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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