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Camp Muir day hike

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  • SR 512 P&R {behind McDonalds at the concrete picnic tables}

    10417 Pacific Highway SW, Lakewood, WA (map)

    47.161438 -122.484491

  • Find us at the northern end of the P&R, next to McDONALDS, by the concrete picnic tables. You will have 15 minutes for coffee, bathroom, fueling, etc. Departure time is 8:15!
  • Price: $15.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • We'll hike from Paradise to Camp Muir. Note that this is a strenuous hike, but it has one heck of a view! Our pace will be quite slow.

    The group size is now 24. However, the park allows groups of only 12 people, so this is how we will do it. I (Chuck) will lead one group of 12, and Maryjane will lead the rest. The second group will leave the Paradise parking lot 15 minutes after the first, and that will satisfy the rangers.

    Round trip: 10 miles
    Elevation gain: 4600 feet
    Max elevation: 10,000 feet!
    Difficulty: strenuous!

    Fees: $15 per car (park entrance fee) or $30 for annual pass

    More information:
    Map and trail description:

    Chuck's cell:[masked]
    Chuck's car: Grey Land Rover LR4 (an SUV)

    Update: As of 8/5, there is still some snow to deal with, but it does not appear to be all that bad. You do not need to bring snowshoes, but trekking poles are highly recommended. I doubt that you will need crampons, but some microspikes or YakTraks will be useful.



    Disclaimer: Trailside is not a professional guide service. Our leaders function, as facilitators only, to enhance your outdoor experience. Reports of trail and weather conditions are based on best available information, are subject to change, and are no guarantee of fitness for any particular purpose. You may join us on this hike at your own risk. Keep in mind that hiking involves risks and weather changes quickly in the mountains. You are responsible for your own safety and the more prepared you are, the better the chance you will remain safe.


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  • Brian

    Is a light windbreaker a good enough coat to bring

    August 22, 2013

  • Canossa

    Chuck, how this compare to the Mount Pilchuck hike? I want to make sure I can do it. thanks.

    July 22, 2013

    • Chuck M.

      To be honest, I have not hiked to Camp Muir. However, I am pretty sure that it will be more difficult than Mt. Pilchuck. For one thing, it's twice as long (10 miles round trip), and we have to gain twice as much altitude (4600 feet).

      July 23, 2013

    • Lisa A.

      Canoosa, you can do it. I did it yesterday with a friend who did the Summit a few weeks ago. That's the only reason I couldn't do it with this meetup group. It was a spectacular day. It took me 7 hrs from Paradise Visitors center to get to Camp Muir (slow step). I'm glad I did it and hope everyone had a great day too. I hope we get to hike together again sometime. Call me!

      August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hiked camp Muir a few weeks ago. I had microspikes and crampons. I am only going to carry crampons this time. I only used crampons.

    August 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have done Camp Muir and I have only used Microspikes. I would not say that they are required but they do help. They seem to keep keep your feet from moving around as much which saves energy.

      August 7, 2013

    • David T.

      Dan J, Did you wear them the entire hike or only on the snow?, Can crampons be worn the entire hike or is it that they are worn only on the snow? I have both, but haven't worn either. What I am getting at is if I would have to take them on and off every time I reached a snow field.It takes a lot more putting my crampons on and if I do, I would want them to stay on. I don't know if either can be worn off the snow.

      August 8, 2013

  • David T.

    If someone who has hiked to camp Muir before is willing to lead the actual hiking, I'll look into when it can be rescheduled and organize and sponsor it. Weather permitting of course. It would have to be on August 31st or on a week day. Who, besides me, could do it on a week day?

    August 8, 2013

  • David T.

    What is needed for this hike, snowshoes, crampons. microspikes? All of the above? How cold is it at Camp Muir?

    August 5, 2013

    • Gretchen S.

      I'm with you Lisa. If it requires that kind of gear, it might be a bite more than I want to chew.

      August 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have done Camp Muir and I have only used Microspikes. I would not say that they are required but they do help. They seem to keep keep your feet from moving around as much which saves energy.

      August 7, 2013

  • Lucia C C.

    I am glad I made it to the list but I must pass. I am hiking Bearhead Mt. Please take pics!

    August 6, 2013

  • Kara H.

    I live close to MRNP. I hike to Muir several times each summer. If anyone feels like going on a different day, let me know.

    July 8, 2013

  • Cynthia F.

    I've had a change of plans for Aug. 10th and have to change to not attending. have fun.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    'Training' for going up that last 4,000ft. sometime later this summer...

    April 4, 2013

  • Sam

    Can I put on waitlist also please

    March 27, 2013

    • Chuck M.

      Done. Sorry forgot to turn on the waitlist.

      March 27, 2013


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