Hi all, due to the winter strom warnings for all of the Cascades this weekend, I am rescheduling this meetup for next weekend. I am sorry for all of the changes on this one. The weather is not cooperating. I do not want wan to take a bunch of new snowshoe-ers up into the mountains in potentially dangerous conditons. Sorry if this impacts your RSVP status. For those who canceled for this week, if you are free next Saturday, email me seperately and I will get you added back on. We'll leave the location as Mount Rainier and make a final call next week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
Mount Rainier is one of the only places that has enough snow for snowshoeing right now. We will head up to Paradise to snowshoe there. I changed the meetup time to 8 am for this Saturday to allow for the longer drive. Currently, all cars are required to have snow chains in the car, so if you plan to drive, please make sure you have chains and know how to use them. I can drive, so we need at least two other drivers. You need to rent snowshoes ahead of time if you don't have them already. Please be at the Greenlake Park and Ride at 8 if you want to go.
You have to be able to walk 4 miles easily. Snowshoes will change your gate and make hiking more strenuous.
We’ll meet at the Greenlake Park and Ride (I-5 & NE 65th St. - 6601 Eighth Ave. NE 411). At our meeting point we will figure out who is driving with whom.
Each car needs a $15 for park entry and snow chains. Please note in your RSVP if you are a driver. We’ll figure out riding/driving at the transit center. Riders, please consider donating $5 to your driver to help cover gas and the park entry.
What to bring: Backpack with water and food, camera, suntan lotion, sunglasses, extra gloves, layers of clothing, and waterproof hiking boots with ankle support. I will supply the map. You can also bring a Green Trails: Mount Rainier Paradise 270s.
I'll update closer to the time about road/weather/avalanche conditions and change the location/date if necessary.
NOTE: Please be on time since I will leave on time. Because there is limited room for trips like this, please cancel with enough time for me to give your spot to someone else. I have a No Show and last minute cancellation policy for events like this. I will remember who cancels on me last minute when taking people for future trips.