In 1899 Mount Rainier became the nation’s 5th National Park, a well deserved designation for one of the most iconic mountains of North America. Soon afterwards, work began on a project to construct a trail that circumnavigated the spectacular 14,440 foot summit. Years later, after subsequent refinements and re-routes, the 93 mile Wonderland Trail was created. Now over 100 years old, the historic trail courses through high alpine meadows and...
Ski Mount Rainier in a day? Sure, just get an early start.
What an incredible trip this has been. Since joining Chris Davenport and friends on the Spyder Volcano Tour last weekend we've skied Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens. We've caught up with old friends, met loads of new ones, toured parts of the Northwest we've never been to before, and had awesome skiing in near-perfect weather. Christy and I couldn't be more impressed with the effort by Dav...
Because it was such a great climb and since we came home with so many pics, I thought I'd share some more. (more…)
Last April, when warm weather and dusty snow seemed to call an end to the Colorado spring ski season, we booked tickets to the Pacific Northwest and set our sights on some peaks in the Cascades. But when winter made a surprise comeback here at home, we were faced with a decision. We could head up to Rainier and Hood as planned, or we could stick around and try to...
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