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Snow Bowl Hut Snowshoe

Mount Rainier Area

Trip Report By

Hiked Jan 1, 2017

Type of Hike

Snowshoe/XC Ski

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Snow and ice on road


No bugs


Trail snow-covered at times - gear and expertise recommended
Were set to snowshoe at paradise for the new year but the road from Longmire was closed due to snow. Found this gem of a snowshoe on WTA and took a chance. We followed the snow plow into the snow park which was well appreciated with over 8 inches of snow overnight. The trail was well groomed a good amount of the way and we had the treat of lunching in the Snow Bowl hut in solitude. The warm hit was well appreciated after a challenging and snowy climb up. What a winter wonderland today.