Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

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Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

Glacier Basin (MRNP)

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
9:30 AM at White River Entrance to MRNP
This will be a slow speed hike with lots of stops for photos, rest or just to take in the view. We will stay together and hike as a group. The route was once an old mining road that was rehabilitated for trail use. It follows the Inter Fork of the White River for 3.5 miles. At first the ascent is gradual, but becomes steeper on the final section before entering Glacier Basin. Glacier Basin camp will be our turn around point. From Glacier Basin, look for mountain goats on the surrounding slopes and climbers ascending the Inter Glacier to Steamboat Prow. On the way down we may decide to visit the Emmons Moraine Trail which would make this a eight-mile hike. This one-mile round-trip spur trail leads to a viewpoint, which overlooks the Emmons Glacier, largest glacier in the 48 contiguous United States. Bring cameras and binoculars if you have them.
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Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)


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