Panorama Point


Intermediate Snowshoe - Panorama Point

Panorama Point

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
7:00 AM at South Hill Parh-n-Ride (Puyallup)
This is primarily a trip for current Tacoma Backcountry students. Others may sign up Wednesday (3-12) thru Friday's cutoff. On this shortish trip we'll take the standard winter route to Pan Point and possibly a bit beyond depending on the group (no, no Camp Muir!) The intent is to use the described route but if there are conditions tht would warrant it, we'll take the ridge to the south of the normal chute. Bring your normal winter gear, snowshoes, poles if desired, lunch and two liters of liquid. Coming back down is easiest with a glissade and as such, HELMETS AND ICES AXES ARE REQUIRED. The chute is steep and probably most of us haven't gotten out as much as we'd like so it's VERY strenuous ... we'll go as slow as we need and take a good break on top before deciding to go on a bit or head back. Getting to Pan Point officially fulfills a moderate trip course requirement for Backcountry Snowshoeing. We'll go out and have a good day even if conditions do not allow us to complete this specific trip. Whether or not the alternative becomes a moderate or just an easy+ depends on the conditions. Check your email Friday night for last minute changes or cancellations as well as checking NWAC prior to leaving on Saturday. As always, please allow the whold day for this activity and do not also schedule something for late afternoon elsewhere. If you have any questions,like where the park-n-ride is, please email me at:

Panorama Point

  • 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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