19 reviews Mount Rainier National Park #135 hike out of 275 in
1 hrs 34 min
This is a difficult one way trail in Mount Rainier National Park.
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This was truly strenuous and challenging. No where anyone really describes how difficult it is to hike through the snow field. You MUST wear spikes and have with you at least one pole, and be ready to walk very slowly due to steep terrain and soft snow (during summer). At around one mile from the camp you’ll encounter many cravesses, so be carful! I’m not an experienced snow hiker and I took my time, and it took me around 4 hours to hike the snowfield out and back. The positive side about being that slow is that we enjoyed the beautiful lights of the evening before sunset on our way down, and met very few people. Otherwise, be ready to encounter hundreds of people on your way up, most of them clogging the trail. PARKING: we were lucky to get a spot at the first parking lot you encounter driving towards Paradise visitor center. Try to be there before 9:30 am to get one. We saw people parking along the road too, and rangers were fine with it. MOVING TIME (thus without counting breaks): 6 hours. Total time: 9 hours. Finally, I think that hiking the snowfield it’s worth it only if you care about a sense of accomplishment, you want to have this challenge crossed out from your list, or as a workout. It does not add views and enjoyment to your hike.★ ★ ★ ★
Only tracked the return, which was downhill. After starting the recording, we talked with an older couple for about half an hour before we started down.
Anvil Rock and Camp Muir with Nancy
Mountaineers snow and rock scramble with Olympia leader Nancy. Paradise to Anvil Rock, Camp Muir, and Muir Peak on a beautiful day.
Camp Muir attempt
Didn’t reach the camper. We started late so we turned around before it got dark. We turned around at 2000 feet below camp Muir.
starsSolohiker35 3 years, 4 months ago
Camp muir almost 7/29/19 4:36:19 AM
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Ski ascent- mt rainier. Paradise to camp muir
Involves a short boot pack to reach ridge line. This way is easier then a boot pack up Panorama Point boot pack.
Taste of Muir with Tamara before RAMROD
Continuous snow after Pebble Creek. I finally understand why everyone dreads the mid-late summer suncups
Alta Vista Mt. Rainier
With Jody. Lots of marmots, some snow and a new white yellowish early season flower