Mount Rainier Area
Type of HikeSnowshoe/XC Ski
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
RoadSnow and ice on road
SnowTrail 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.