Panorama Point Loop via Skyline Trail
2 reviews Mount Rainier National Park #49 hike out of 297 in
2 hrs 4 min
This is a moderate loop trail to Panorama Point in Mount Rainier National Park.
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.