Announcing a new Meetup for The Seattle Snowshoeing Meetup Group!
What: Mowich Munchies :)
When: November 29,[masked]:00 AM
Eastgate Park and Ride
14200 SE Eastgate W
Bellevue, WA 98007
Talked to the rangers today and they tell me the road to Mowich Lake in Rainier is closed to now is a good time to snowshoe. The road heading to Paul Peak(aka:locked gate parking lot) is pretty deep with snow so you'll need a high clearance vehicle or plan on hiking in to the lot to start.
The plan is to hike up to Mowich Lake. The rangers made mention of a shorter route through the woods to bypass all the switchbacks on the road. All we have to do is look for stringers hanging from the trees higher up and that would be the markers to guide us. I plan on taking my compass,GPS and a map just in case. Worse case we head down the road instead. The road is 5 miles each way. Through the woods will be much less. Plan on a full day of snow play and pack some food and winter essentials for this one.
I have a Rainier pass to park and am taking the Jeep.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Snowshoes/calendar/11970702/