Panorama Point Loop via Skyline Trail
based on 69 tracks & routes Mount Rainier National Park #217 hike out of 263 in
2 hrs 22 min
This is a difficult loop trail to Panorama Point in Mount Rainier National Park.
This is an alternate route for Myrtle Falls via Skyline Trail.
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Failed Trip to Camp Muir
The goal was to make it to Camp Muir. We got to the 1/2 way point (Pebble Creek), but the weather was windy and raining terribly. While the day before had great weather, the forecast the morning of the hike said: "people climbing the mountain or going into the backcountry - including the muir snowfield - should expect blizzard like conditions with zero visibility and blowing snow" We never even saw the mountain due to rain and fog. Ran into Rangers coming down from Camp Muir who warned us not to go further due to poor visibility. They were in full ski/snow gear and we were just wearing day-hike clothes with ponchos. I'm sure they were wondering if they would need to be rescuing us in a few hrs... Finished a little more of the Skyline Trail and finally headed back to Paradise Visitor Center.