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Stewardship - Longmire

Stewardship activity for Tacoma Basic Climb Students. WTA work party on the Paradise trail - sign up via WTA here: https://www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule/workparty/a2m2K000009BAm4/

  • Easy

From the Seattle area drive south on I-5. At Lakewood, in the south part of Tacoma, take exit 127 for Highway 512, going east toward Puyallup. At Parkland, approximately 2 miles, turn right off of Highway 512 and onto Highway 7, proceeding south. Continue on Highway 7 to Elbe, then proceed east on Highway 706 through Ashford to the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. At the entrance let them know you are volunteering with WTA and they will let you in the park without paying an entrance fee. Continue 6.5 miles on to Longmire and turn right into the parking area where we will be meeting. We will be meeting at the end of the parking lot near the Longmire Museum and the Longmire Adminstration Building.  Driving time from Seattle: about 2.5 hours.

 

Schedule

  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work
  • 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

 

More information: https://www.wta.org/volunteer/schedule/workparty/a2m2K000009BAm4/

Badges

participants will earn:

Route/Place

Longmire



  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX

    Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

What to Wear

  • Boots
  • Long pants 
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by WTA. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

What to Bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!
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