Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Carter Falls

Wonderland Trail: Longmire to Carter Falls

We decided that it was about time we visited Mount Rainier National Park for the first time! We have lived in Seattle for over a year and a half and our lack of visits to such an incredible National Park was getting ridiculous! We left Latigo at home and headed south. Two and a half hours later we found ourselves entering the majestic woods of Mount Rainier National Park. It had been our intention to snowshoe to Panorama Point but upon reaching the entrance we learned that, due to severe winter storm warnings that would be in effect throughout the…

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Skyline Lake

Skyline Lake

Snow has fallen over the peaks of many of the mountains in the Cascade range. Hikes without snow are becoming more and more scarce. We decided to go all out this weekend and headed to Stevens Pass for a short snowshoeing trip! Skyline LakeĀ is a short and sweet snowshoe with some pretty amazing views of the pass throughout the trek up. At only 3 miles and 1100 feet in elevation gain it is a brief but difficult snowshoe. It never ceases to amaze me how inadequately prepared we are for our first snowshoeing trip of the season. Not in gear…

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