This day trip to “High Hut” at Mount Tahoma Trails is a snowshoe hike up a roadway groomed for snowshoe and X-country skiing. Elevation gain and distance are dependent upon how far up the road cars are allowed to drive based on snow conditions. Distance is 4 miles each way (8 miles RT) and elevation gain 2,400 feet. This is a nice winter outing and it is very pleasant to arrive at the High Hut for lunch. It is warm and very comfortable and charming. (See pictures from MTTA’s site http://skimtta.com/then click on ‘Huts”.)
This is a good trip for those of you looking for a winter event that is reasonably mellow. It has been cross-posted with the Olympia Hiking Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-235/events/104561402/.
I am additionally interested in checking out High Hut and nearby areas as the possible location of a “Skill Building” event we would like to hold later in the winter. At this “Skill Building” event we will for sure work on self-arrests and I’ll be looking for a suitable area. We might also (optionally) plan to spend the night in snow caves or tents. I like the idea of doing this all near a facility like High Hut so that as needed we can go inside and get warm, dry, etc.
Driving Directions see: http://skimtta.com/ then click on “Directions”.
Regular Sno-Park Pass for is required.