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Rampart Ridge Loop/MRNP

  • Jul 6, 2013 · 7:00 AM

   This hike is cross-posted with the Mt. Rainier group.
    Since this is one of the few trails that are melted off, I wanted to get back up on the Mt. which I have missed. 

   Mileage: 4.8 mile loop
   Elevation gain: 1300'
   Moderate hike
   Rainier pass needed

 We will begin this hike on th Trail of the Shadows and hike clockwise. Going this direction, gives us a better chance of some views. This trail is not the most scenic but a nice hike anyway.

  Directions:  Enter the Nisqually entrance to MRNP and park in the Longmire parking lot.
    If you are coming from Oly/Lacy area, you might want to meet us at that lot. Please let me know so we can look for you or your car. I think we will be there at approx. 7:45-8AM


  Please have your 10 essentials, cash for drivers, full tank of gas if driving, plastic bag for boots, extra shoes for ride home, sense of humor and adventure.

    You are responsible for your own safety-the better prepared, the safer you will be. We are not guides. We are going for this hike and invite you to join us at your own risk.  

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  • Teresa

    I have done the hike previously, but it is a nice hike to do yearly.

    July 10, 2013

  • Casey

    Sunny, cloudless day. Nice to be back on the Mt. Thanks for joining this hike,Tom and Teresa. I was nice to chat during lunch and ice cream. Hope you will join us again soon.

    July 6, 2013

  • Jo S.

    Oops sorry I forgot to change my RSVP but hope you got that from my comment. I I am not this flakey just got flustered and caught unawares by getting stuck with having my car broken down, towed, etc.....

    July 6, 2013

  • Teresa

    Casey, I drive a black Hyundai Accent. Will see you there!

    July 6, 2013

  • Tom

    Hey I'm all packed up and ready to go. Looks like highs of 73 and partly clouding Saturday at Mt Rainier. Nice hiking weather. Good night.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Teresa, me and Tom will meet you on the backside of Baydos Chevrolet around 7a tomorrow. I have a silver Honda Fit. See ya then!

    July 5, 2013

  • Casey

    Teresa, what color is your car? Doubt if we will be at Longmire by 8-usually takes us approx 1 hr and 20 min to get there.

    July 5, 2013

  • Casey

    Jo, are you cancelling? Then please change your RSVP on the site. So sorry if you aren't going.

    July 5, 2013

  • Jo S.

    Sorry but I am going to have to cancel to take care of continuing car troubles. Have a great hike & Hope to see you on the trail in the future.

    July 5, 2013

  • Teresa

    For all that want to carpool from McKenna (backside of Baydos Chevrolet). We can meet in the back parking lot at 7? I drive a black Hyundai Accent. I can fit 4 in my car. Just be out of your rigs so I know who I am looking for! Let me know though, who will be there (I don't want to leave anyone behind).

    July 5, 2013

  • Tom

    Robin, I heard from Teresa. T says 7 am in McK. do you want to carpool over? text me see below for number. Should be a nice sunshiny day tomorrow.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's me, Jo and Tom meet at the Lacey Park and Ride at 6am, and I can drive us to the Baydos Chevrolet to meet Teresa. That should put us at the Longmire TH around 8a. How's that sound?

    July 5, 2013

  • Teresa

    I also have a park pass. I have a Hyundai Accent (4 door). I can fit 4, but the back 3 people will be very close friends! If you GPS the Baydos Chevrolet in McKenna, that is near the McKenna Y. There are shops in back of Baydos we could all meet. I am happy to drive everyone.

    July 5, 2013

  • Tom

    Robin, can I carpool with you to the McKenna Y. We can chip in for the pass? Teresa is there room for one more? [masked] text if you want to arrange a spot to meet.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Teresa, I can meet you at the Y, just let me know what the address is and what time. Do you have a pass for the park? If not, I can go get one today. Thanks, see ya soon!

    July 5, 2013

  • Teresa

    I live in Yelm and head to Mt. Rainier via the McKenna Y. If anyone wants to meet me at the Y, I am happy to drive!

    July 5, 2013

  • Jo S.

    Having car trouble, I may have to bail or ask for a ride from Oly NE neighborhood. Will let you know later today.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Jo and Teresa, Do you want to carpool from Olympia, and meet at the others at the TH or in Puyallup?

    July 4, 2013

  • Casey

    Tom, Therea and Jo-looks like you all live in the Oly/Lacy area-can you carpool to TH from there or want to meet at Puyallup P&R? Also, Robin (signed up on the Mt. Rainier site), also lives out that way.
    Please let me know where you will meet the group. Thanks.

    July 4, 2013

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