Let's do a winter ascent of Plummer Peak in Mt. Rainier N.P.
Tentative date, Saturday, December 21, first day of winter.
Date may change due to conditions.
Bring your skis or snowboard for the ride down, or walk or glissade.
There are many factors to consider before doing this peak.
Road closures, weather, avalanche danger.
Go, No go decision will be made the week of, or the day before the (weather) climb.
I'd also like to check out a couple nearby peaks, The Castle and Pinnacle Peak (exploratory).
Trailhead-Reflection Lakes Parking Lot(4860').
Plummer Peak el. 6300' +/-
RT. 5 miles +/-
Difficulty - Easy to Moderate, Snow to 25 degrees
required gear - none, freedom of the hills.
recommended gear - crampons, ice axe.
More information can be found in the guidebook "Selected climbs in the Cascades" vol. II
Mount Rainier N.P. service has a 12 person limit to group size for day hiking.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.