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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

July 4 - 9, 2019

(6 days, 5 nights; Thu - Tue)

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Linked Tour

Double Booking

TBD

Single Booking

TBD

Roommate Rebate

TBD

Includes all lodging, all meals, van shuttles between Seattle and Mt. Rainier, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.

Assembly Point

Seattle, WA

Timberline van shuttle is included between Seattle and Mt. Rainier Park prior to and following tour.

Not included: Airline service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport WA; Guide Gratuity.

Meeting Time

Hotel 8:30 am

Drop-off Time

5 pm

Of all the mighty volcanoes of the Cascade Range, extending from southern British Columbia through northern California, none dominate the horizon as does Mt. Rainier. Rising from the Cascade foothills of central Washington, Rainier easily is the tallest of the High Cascade peaks. At 14,411 feet, Rainier is almost 300 feet higher than Shasta, the only other Cascade volcano exceeding 13,000 feet. On the other hand, as impressive as it is, Rainier is only one of more than 400 volcanoes that comprise the Ring of Fire that encircles the Pacific Ocean.

The fact that Rainier rises to its lofty height virtually from sea level accounts for the incredible diversity of habitats of both vegetation and wildlife that thrive on the mountain. Temperate rain forests at lower elevations give way to lush subalpine forests, tundra, and ultimately, permanent snowfields and glaciers as elevation increases. Thanks to conservationists, including John Muir, Congress enacted the necessary legislation on March 2, 1899, creating Mt. Rainier National Park, our fifth national park.

See Detailed Itinerary Here:

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
Day 1Narada Falls to Longridge - Van Trump Park overnight at Paradise Inn6
Day 2 Skyline Trail Loop6
Day 3Chinook Pass: Pacific Crest Trail – Loop around Naches Peak, ovenight at Quicksilver Lodge6
Day 4Sunrise: Berkeley Park 8
Day 5Sunrise Area: Fryingpan Creek to Summerland Meadows8
Day 6Sunrise Area:Burroughs Mountain Trail to First or Second Burroughs 6

Total Distance: 42 miles

Mount Rainier National Park

July 4 - 9, 2019

(6 days, 5 nights; Thu - Tue)