Basic Snowshoe - Paradise


Basic Snowshoe - Paradise

A New Year snowshoe to Glacier Vista on Mt. Rainier.

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 950 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,342 ft
  • Pace: Slow to Moderate

We will meet at the South Hill Park N Ride in Puyallup (Hwy 512 and 94th Street) at 7:30am. We will then carpool to Mt. Rainier NP, with a brief stop at Longmire. Once the gate is open, we will proceed up the mountain to the Paradise parking lot.

Be amongst the first to reach Glacier Vista in 2019.  This trip will be coordinated with Frank McCracken's trip to Edith Creek Basin.  Both trips will meet at the South Hill P&R and arrange carpools together.  Tacoma Basic Snowshoe students who have completed the course field trip will have priority until December 29th.



  • 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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