Snowshoe Panorama View, Mt. Rainier (intermediate)

This is not an event for beginners.  It is also a long way to travel. Please be commitment free and bring along cash for the drivers.

Hike up the steep meadow trail behind the climbers lodge. The network of trails in the lower meadows can be a bit confusing, but to make your routefinding easier, stay along the west side of the tree-covered crown of Alta Vista peak. The route rolls uphill through meadows and thin tree cover, with excellent views of the mountain when the weather is clear.

From Glacier Vista, the route climbs steeply northeast through open hillside meadows, with a few thin stands of wind-savaged alpine trees, reaching another broad bench nearly 1 mile farther up the mountain. Panorama Point lives up to its name, with grand views of the mighty mountain, its lower flanks, and the serrated ridge line of the Tatoosh Range to the south. On clear days, the rocky spires of the Goat Rocks Wilderness Area as well as the perfect cone of Mount Adams are visible to the southeast.

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/glacier-vista-panorama-point

What to bring:

The 10 essentials, sunscreen, camera and a smile on your face.

Statistics:

Roundtrip5.0 miles

Elevation Gain1300 ft

Highest Point6700 ft

NOTE:  I have a NO Show and last minute cancellation policy for events like this. If you have 3 No shows and/or last minute cancellations, you won't be able to attend in the future.

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  • Marty T.

    Super fun time. Thanks Gabi!! I nominate you for Meetup organizer of the year for all you do.

    1 · March 3, 2014

    • Gabriele

      LOL you are to funny.... it was super fun, wasn't it

      1 · March 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was fun, Gabriele! thanks for organizing.

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Ken

    Well done Gabriele!

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Gabriele

    Awesome peeps , adventurous and fun day

    March 2, 2014

  • Hardik

    Fun snowshoeing. Thank you Gabriele for organizing this event. Very nice to see you all.

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Lee

    On my way! Looking forward to a great snowshoe

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Mirek

    I will be at Paradise around 10, will look out for you guys. Please let me know if you would like me to cancel my RSVP, so someone else can go. Posted this earlier, but that post is gone now.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive if need be, have chains, 4WD, and a parks pass. Can take 3 others

    February 28, 2014

  • Ilene J

    Ready, set, go for Sat. 7am.
    No chains for my car-

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Sunil

    What is the basic gear for this hiking

    February 26, 2014

  • Gabriele

    For now we are covered with drivers and attending peeps. Please check your datebook and update your RSVP accordingly so that the peeps on the waiting list have a chance.

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm happy to drive. Can take 2

    1 · February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Make that 3

      February 25, 2014

    • Gabriele

      ohh much better.

      February 25, 2014

  • Gabriele

    Who can drive and has tire chains? State park requires them to get up to Paradise.

    February 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have chains and a national park pass

      1 · February 25, 2014

  • Marty T.

    3 with me.

    1 · February 24, 2014

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