This is a very popular hike and because of all of the traffic the snow is packed down so one does not need snowshoes but micro-spikes were a must especially going up the ice covered old trail. We went up the old trail to the boulder field and then back down the new trail.
|Mt Rainer shines|
|View to the west from near the top|
|Lots of traffic on the trail and no need for snowshoes|
|On the way down on the new trail|
|Mt. Rainier from the top|
|Summit George- Jay-Paul (left to right)|
Trail stats: Up the old trail to boulder field and down new trail total about 7.6 miles roundtrip. Elevation gain was about 3200'
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