Photo below view towards Tatoosh Range from Panorama Point, Photo by Erik Levy
Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 269S. Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/
Westside Road Hike Trip Number 1
Photo below is waterfall just several miles in, photo by Tanna
Photo below is hillside of Mt. WOW usually goats can be seen, photo by Tanna
Photo below is on Rampart Ridge over looking Tatoosh Range, photo by Karen Sykes
Trail Stats:4.5 miles total loop and 1400 foot gain. High point 4000 feet. The start of the trail is at "The Trail of the Shadows" which is located directly across from the Longmire Inn on the Nisqually-Longmire Road. Park in the Longmire parking lot and the trail begins across the highway. Once on the trail, turn clockwise. The route turns uphill at the Rampart Ridge trail junction. Trail stats from Karen Sykes.
Directions are the best estimates that we have so please bring map and compass and or GPS.
Driving directions: From Seattle South on I-5 to SR 512 (exit 127). East on SR 512 to SR 7. South on SR 7 to SR 706 in Elbe. East on SR 706 through Ashford to the Nisqually Entrance. Then drive to Longmire and park.
Photo below is at Mt. Rainier just below Paradise LOTS of snow, photo by Loren Campbell
Skiing (intermediate with good downhills skills at Mazama Ridge Trip Number 3
Photo below is ski touring above Paradise on the way up to Mazama Ridge , photo by Denis DuBois
Photo below is more ski touring above Paradise on Mazama Ridge, photo by Denis DuBois
Snowshoe Mazama Ridge Trip Number 4- Karen Sykes write up- click link
Photo below is skiers carrying up skies to Camp Muir- only for the hardcore backcountry skier, photo by Erik Lev
Attend the 3rd Annual Spring Mount Rainier Wine & Brew Festival, April 28, 2012 from 2 - 8 pm at Mt. Rainier Lions Grand Tasting Hall at 27726 State Route 706 E Ashford, WA 98304.
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