Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

Trip

Day Hike - Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)

CHS Tacoma July Hike. This is a Phase 2 trip. Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft

Meeting location information will be sent to registered participants.

COVID-19 NOTE:

  • This is a Phase 2 trip.
  • This trip is only open to those who live local (within 125 miles of White River Campground).
  • The trip will be updated if County guidelines change in advance of the trip.

Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students.  Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers, based on availability, 7-10 days prior to date of the hike.

We will begin on the Glacier Basin Trail which has recently melted out.  Trip reports show a lot of wildflowers for us to enjoy along the way.  There will be an optional side trip on the way to Glacier Basin along the Emmons Moraine Trail to view a uniquely blue glacial lake that you can see from the main trail to the basin.  The side trip is expected to add 1 mile and 200 feet of elevation for a total trip distance of 8 miles and 1800 feet of elevation gain.    

Route/Place

Glacier Basin (Mount Rainier)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
Trip Reports