Monday, September 11, 2006

Rainier Trip

If you're close enough and have about 6 hours on your hands, you may want to get in a trek up to Camp Muir from Paradise. It's about a 4 hour trip to where those that seek to summit rest overnight befor they push on the last 4,000 feet or so. Camp Muir is right around 10,000 feet from about 5,200 feet at Paradise. About half the trip up (during this time of year before the snow starts up again) is on asphalt then dirt trail the rest is snow pack. You can do it in running shoes but your feet will get wet and cold. Some good climbing boots, wind jacket and sun screen will suit you well. Bring lunch and snacks and a Camelbak.

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