Beginner Snowshoe - Paradise

Paradise Area

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  • Easy, Easy/Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
7:00 AM at TBA
A day to picnic in the snow - somewhere between Longmire and Paradise. The exact location will depend on snow level, when the road to Paradise opens, etc. We'll snowshoe as a group with LOTS of stops, for comfort, for photos, equipment adjustment, admiring the vistas, etc. If you haven't snowshoed or hiked with me before, get in touch with me so we can chat (via email or phone) about our mutual expectations for the day. Some of mine are that the journey is more important than the destination and, if we are going to make the effort to organize our gear, drive to the trailhead and put on all our winter layers we should spend as much time in the endeavor as possible. Unless we're in a blizzard we will take a lunch break on the trail - everyone must have the Ten Essentials and extra clothing layers and something to sit on for the lunch stop. Also, you'll really enjoy having a thermos of your favorite hot beverage or soup along. Optional stop on the way home for pie or a burger. Note that the all vehicles (even 4-wheel drive) are required to have chains in the car when traveling in the mountains in the winter in Washington State.


  • 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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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials
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