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Jul 24 2022
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Narada FallsVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2022
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Hiking12.02 Miles 2,550 AEG
Hiking12.02 Miles   6 Hrs      2.30 mph
2,550 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
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Sunny and hot day called for a hike with ample shade so we hiked from Longmire up to Narada Falls and then over to Reflection Lakes. Falls were beautiful. A slight breeze at reflection lakes so no reflection but the wind helped keep the bugs at bay while we ate a leisurely lunch so that was a plus. Trails were in good condition if not a little dusty in places. Lots of people out on the trails today but there were periods of solitude as well. Saw a deer right on the trail where the Narada Falls trail branches to Reflection Lakes. Another great day on the mountain.
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Jul 10 2022
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Eagle Peak TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2022
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Hiking7.27 Miles 3,330 AEG
Hiking7.27 Miles   4 Hrs   48 Mns   1.78 mph
3,330 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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Took a chance and headed up to Eagle Peak Saddle today. Got some partial views of the mountain but nothing like we had last year on our first visit. Still we had a great day. Saw a marmot up close and personal on the way down. Then saw a group of 5 deer along the trail as well. Young ones were playing around and running in circles while the adult deer were content to keep eating away. A fair number of people on the trail today but it didn't feel too crowded. Hard to find solitude on a day hike in the park during peak tourist season. Still a fair amount of snow in the section before the final switchbacks up the meadow toward the saddle. A fair number of boot tracks but I find it handy to have my GPS to keep going in the right direction. Plus it helped that we had hiked this trail last fall so we were somewhat familiar with it. Lots of bear grass and avalanche lily out along the trail. All in all, a nice day out hiking.
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Jul 02 2022
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Narada FallsVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jul 02 2022
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Hiking9.02 Miles 1,825 AEG
Hiking9.02 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   2.39 mph
1,825 ft AEG      29 Mns Break
 
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We did an out and back from Longmire to Narada Falls. Bridge (and handrail) are in over the Nisqually river. Carter Falls and Madcap falls were roaring. Narada Falls was spectacular as usual and the sun even stayed out long enough to give us that famous rainbow. Mist coming off the falls felt good. A few patches of snow to cross after Madcap falls near Paradise River Camp but nothing you can't do in regular hiking boots. One big blow down about a half mile before Narada Falls but it wasn't too difficult to get over. Sun stayed out for most of our hike but the clouds seemed to be coming in when we got back to Longmire around 2PM. Backup getting into the park at that hour was 2 miles! If you're going to go, go early.
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Jun 26 2022
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Glacier Basin TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2022
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Hiking7.91 Miles 2,133 AEG
Hiking7.91 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   1.90 mph
2,133 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break
 
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Bear on trail! Like literally on the trail. On our way back about a mile or so from the trailhead (a little before the junction with the Emmons Moraine trail) we came around the corner and saw a bear cub a little ways down the trail on the side. We stopped and looked and sure enough momma bear was close by. We waited. More people showed up. It was a bear traffic jam. We waited some more. Yelled, banged sticks. Nothing phased the bears. Then they started walking down the trail toward us so we all made a slow retreat. Waited some more. Finally three people backtracked a ways to do some bushwacking to get past the bears and continue along their journey home. That ended up spooking the cub who proceeded to make a dash up the trail toward everybody so we all made another quick retreat further up the trail. Momma bear followed afterwards at a leisurely pace but at the switchback, she didn't follow the cub up the creek but instead turned and continued up the trail toward us. That's when the remaining six of us made the decision to follow the previous group's bushwacking trip down to the trail and away from the bear. So yeah, we all have a great bear story to tell. As for the trail, patchy snow starts about 2 miles in and then is consistent all the way to the basin. Boot trail is easy enough to follow but in the heat the snow is very slushy. We used micro spiked and still slid around a lot. Poles were helpful as well. Bluebird conditions and a bear sighting - a great day to be at the park!
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Jun 20 2022
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Little Mashel Falls, WA 
Little Mashel Falls, WA
 
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2022
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Hiking7.54 Miles 864 AEG
Hiking7.54 Miles   2 Hrs   44 Mns   2.76 mph
864 ft AEG
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We did a lasso loop by starting from the Bud Blancher trailhead, going to middle and upper falls and then along the forest roads to make about a 7.5 mile loop. Today we did this clockwise by visiting the falls first. Lower falls is still closed. Middle Falls was roaring and spectacular. Upper falls was the usual sloppy, muddy mess. Didn't see any deer today but on the forest road portion of the loop we saw a bear cub at the edge of the area where there has been a clear cut. After seeing or smelling us they took off back into the forest. And since we didn't see mama bear anywhere we didn't bother pursuing for a photo op. Overcast skies but that didn't take away from the falls.
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Jun 15 2022
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Rampart Ridge Loop TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2022
seattlehiker
Hiking5.37 Miles 1,511 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   2.40 mph
1,511 ft AEG
 
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Forecast was for partly sunny skies but there were more clouds than sun today. Still, a day outdoors always beats a day working so no complaints. We did the trail of the shadows counterclockwise and then did the Rampart Ridge loop. A few patches of snow between the viewpoint and the Wonderland junction. Tourist season has arrived so we saw a fair number of people, but it never felt crowded today. Partial mountain views along the trail today.
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May 22 2022
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Mazama Ridge TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar May 22 2022
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Hiking5.87 Miles 1,614 AEG
Hiking5.87 Miles
1,614 ft AEG
 
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After being thwarted to hike from Narada Falls to Reflection Lakes I Hiked up to Mazama Ridge from Paradise along the Paradise Valley Road and then up 4th Crossing. While Paradise was packed, I passed three skiers shortly after my start and saw three hikers on their way back soon after. Then I did not see a single soul the rest of the day! Could not believe it. Once on the ridge there was a snowshoe track for awhile but I eventually blazed my own path to our favorite lunch spot about a 0.6 miles south once you get to the ridge. While there had been some fresh snow, the snow under it was pretty solid so I didn't sink down hardly at all so even though I was "breaking trail" it was easy. very different from a few weeks ago when breaking trail was a tough slog. Enjoyed a long lunch with great views before heading back to Paradise the way I came. Still a zoo at Paradise when I returned. Tourist season is upon us as there was even a large tour bus in the parking lot. Le sigh. 
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May 09 2022
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Puyallup Loop Trail, WA 
Puyallup Loop Trail, WA
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2022
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Hiking5.06 Miles 1,131 AEG
Hiking5.06 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   3.26 mph
1,131 ft AEG
 
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Decided to try this close to home loop trail today before the rains came. I was pleasantly surprised. I started from Clarks Creek Park near the tennis courts. A good portion of the trail is devoid of any city noise so it does feel like you're out in nature and not in a city park. Well signed junctions for the most part. My only miss was hanging a left (south) onto 14th street on the way back so I ended up doing a little more street walking and coming back into Clarks Creek Park off of 7th Ave SW. My GPS clocked it at just over 5 miles which made for a nice morning walk. Lots of flowers out along the trail today. For once the rain waited until I was back at the car.
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May 08 2022
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Skookum Flats Trail #1194Volcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar May 08 2022
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Hiking7.73 Miles 794 AEG
Hiking7.73 Miles   2 Hrs   49 Mns   2.74 mph
794 ft AEG
 
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I started from the southern trailhead. Today's weather consisted of rain, sleet, snow and sun. About 2 miles in there is an unmarked Y junction. Stay to the right here. There is a post but no sign. On the way back I noticed someone has written "Falls->" to point you in the right direction but I missed that on my way in. Falls are about 4 miles from the trailhead. I attempted to hike up the short, steep path to the base of the falls to get a picture but got about 3/4 ways and didn't feel comfortable continuing. I didn't want my weekend to end with a call to SAR. Being a solo hiker today figured the best bet was to turn around and live to hike another day. There were three people making their way up after me but I don't know if they made it all the way. Back down to the main trail, I crossed the bridge and continued just a short ways north and was able to get a decent pix of the falls. Turned around and headed back. Saw one chipmunk today but that was it for wildlife. Several spots with deer/elk scat but no creatures were out today.
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May 01 2022
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Bud Blanchard TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar May 01 2022
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Hiking7.54 Miles 771 AEG
Hiking7.54 Miles   2 Hrs   28 Mns   3.08 mph
771 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Did a lasso loop from the Bud Blanchard trailhead. When I came to the junction with the falls trail (about 1.5 miles in) I kept going straight along Weyerhauser road. After about another 1.5 miles there is gate. Just past the gate you intersect with Road 1010. Take a left. Almost immediately there is a second gate. A little ways past the second gate is the junction with Road 1000. Turn left and follow this road all the way to a Y junction with Road 1070 (signed as "Falls). Take a left here. Next take the signed trail to "Falls" on your left. Up until this point it's all road walking and no mud to worry about. Once on the actual falls trail the mud begins. I think today's muddiest section was at the end of the upper falls trail. I was glad to have both boots and poles. Middle falls had some mud as well as did the trail from middle falls back down to the Bud Blancher trail (aka Weyerhauser Road). Lower falls was closed due to a slide although someone has hand-written a note that the trail is fine until the first viewpoint but I didn't venture a trip down today as I've been before and can come again later. This lasso loop clocked in at about 7.5 miles.
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Apr 24 2022
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Puyallup Riverwalk Trail - High Cedar to Orvil, WA 
Puyallup Riverwalk Trail - High Cedar to Orvil, WA
 
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2022
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Hiking13.28 Miles 1,443 AEG
Hiking13.28 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   3.66 mph
1,443 ft AEG
 
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Was looking for a close-to-home leg stretcher and this one fit the bill. Thought about the Foothills trail but I read the it pretty much followed route 162 and a noisy roadside walk didn't appeal to me so I chose this one instead. Started at the McMillin Trailhead. On the north side of the parking lot there is a gate that marks the entrance to this trail. Unlike the Foothills trail, this trail is not paved. It's a wide gravel/dirt trail the entire stretch. I took this about 6.5 miles to where it intersects with Orville Road just south of Orting. Came back the same way. There are options to do a loop by combining this trail with the Foothills trail. Outside of the first 5 minutes and a short section near the Orting dog park, this walk is void of road noise as you stick close to the Puyallup river the entire way. You pass a golf course and some nearby neighborhoods along the way but the river is always right there. Several places to access the river as well. Good views of Mt. Rainier from the golf course and the stretch of trail just north of the Orting Dog Park. Some sections are not shaded and those would be hot during the summer but otherwise this is a good year round option to get outside.
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Apr 23 2022
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Mazama Ridge TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2022
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Hiking6.60 Miles 1,716 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles   4 Hrs   41 Mns   1.68 mph
1,716 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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Arrived at Paradise with mostly clear skies and thought it would be a bluebird day. Headed down the Paradise Valley Road. I was going to take it all the way until it intersects with the route up from Narada Falls but nobody had gone that way and I didn't want to break trail the entire way. So up the 4th crossing trail where some folks were already breaking trail. When I reached the top, clouds had rolled in and blocked the mountain. From here I broke trail along the ridge to our favorite lunch spot. Today it was one without a view. As I ate though two gentlemen passed me going down and one couple came up from Narada Falls. Being early and with a trail already blazed I continued all the way down. Took the short trail back over to the Paradise Valley road but again no tracks heading to Paradise. One skier had apparently came down. Not wanting to break trail (I'm out of shape), I decided just to return the way I came back up Mazama Ridge. The great part was that once I broke out to where there were views, there were views as the clouds had moved on! So I was able the end the day on a high note after experiencing great views. A few people out on the trail today and all were so friendly. Couldn't ask for a better day!
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Apr 06 2022
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Munds Wagon Trail #78Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2022
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Hiking8.36 Miles 1,143 AEG
Hiking8.36 Miles   4 Hrs   44 Mns   2.10 mph
1,143 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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Took advantage of our trip to see family in Phoenix and headed to Sedona for one of our favorite hikes. Nice loop trail with Munds Wagon, Cow Pies, Hangover and then back to Munds Wagon. We did this loop counter-clockwise. First time to do this hike in the spring and were surprised to see a fair amount of flowers blooming. Even some water and a lot more green than we expected. Temps were high 70s with a nice breeze so not too hot (even for us Seattle area based hikers). Great views and trail was in good condition. Saw a few people out on the trail and there were quite a few jeeps/trucks out on Schnebbly road.
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Mar 06 2022
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Mazama Ridge TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2022
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Hiking4.26 Miles 1,110 AEG
Hiking4.26 Miles   3 Hrs   46 Mns   1.68 mph
1,110 ft AEG   1 Hour   14 Mns Break
 
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Mostly beautiful day up at Rainier today. Cloud free to start the day but by lunch the clouds had started to move in from the West and we made it back to the parking lot at Paradise around 2PM the mountain was completely covered. But we were lucky to have great views during our entire snowshoe today. Road was dry all the way up to Paradise. Recent snow gave everything a nice fresh coat of beautiful white snow. Another great day on the mountain!
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Feb 13 2022
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Mazama Ridge TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2022
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Hiking7.07 Miles 1,216 AEG
Hiking7.07 Miles   3 Hrs   59 Mns   2.24 mph
1,216 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
 
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Arrived at Paradise around 10AM to bluebird conditions! Road to Paradise was almost completely dry -- the only spot with a little frost was at the bridge and parking area near Kautz Creek. We did a loop from Paradise walking down the Paradise Valley Road to Inspiration Point and on to Reflection Lakes. From the lakes we took the Lakes trail to the junction with the Mazama Ridge trail and took it up toward Paradise. We didn't see anybody along Mazama Ridge until we were almost at the junction with the 4th crossing trail. That even included a nice 30 minute lunch break with a killer view. Couldn't believe we had the place to ourselves! Took the 4th crossing trail down to the Paradise Valley road and followed it back to Paradise. Just over 7 miles.
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Feb 11 2022
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Glacier Vista - Panorama Point TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2022
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Hiking3.27 Miles 1,810 AEG
Hiking3.27 Miles   3 Hrs   21 Mns   1.29 mph
1,810 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
 
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The forecast for today was mostly sunny and windy. Today the forecast was spot-on. Beautiful sunny skies but it was very windy, especially at Panorama Point. Would have liked to have our lunch there but it was so windy we opted to go back down where the wind wasn't quite so blustery. Found a good spot near some trees that acted as a wind break and had a gorgeous in-your-face view of the mountain. We started counter-clockwise from the parking toward Myrtle Falls along the Edith Creek Basin route. From there a steep climb up to Panorama Point. Back down along the Alta Vista route to the parking lot. GPS clocked it a little under 3.5 miles and just under 2,000 ft elevation gain. It felt like more but maybe I'm just out of shape! Fewer people out today given it was Friday so while we saw a fair amount of people, it never felt too crowded today.
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Feb 06 2022
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Narada FallsVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2022
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Hiking5.32 Miles 1,485 AEG
Hiking5.32 Miles   3 Hrs   17 Mns   1.98 mph
1,485 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
 
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Another beautiful day on the mountain. Some high thin clouds early in the morning but those burned off by around noon and we pretty much had a bluebird day. We snowshoed from Narada Falls to Reflection Lakes. On the way in we took the road and on the way back we took the route through the woods to avoid the avalanche area along the road. Back at Narada Falls we walked down to the falls viewpoint. Very rare to have that spot all to yourselves. Afternoon sun on the falls was great! A fair number of people out on the trails today but it never felt crowded. Windy and cool at the falls in the morning but it warmed up nicely during our snowshoe.
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Jan 23 2022
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Mazama Ridge TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2022
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Hiking6.95 Miles 1,493 AEG
Hiking6.95 Miles   4 Hrs   45 Mns   1.95 mph
1,493 ft AEG   1 Hour   11 Mns Break
 
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Bluebird conditions on the mountain today. Puyallup was socked in with fog this morning and this evening when we got home but up on the mountain it was a gorgeous, warm, sunny day. We did a loop from Paradise down to Reflection Lakes and up Mazama Ridge. We walked down the Paradise Valley Road to signed (and marked) trail to Reflection Lakes. Lots of people enjoying the views at the lakes. Then it was back up that same trail where we turned right and headed up the unmarked Mazama Ridge trail. Down the 4th crossing trail to Paradise Valley Road and back up to Paradise. Just under 7 miles but that includes our walk from/to the lower parking area. This loop gets most of the road walking out of the way first and gives great views for majority the snowshoe. My wife switched over to micro spikes on the way back due to a painful blister and did just fine. I did the whole loop in snowshoes but it could probably be done in boots or spikes if you wanted as the trail was pretty well traveled the entire way. Surprised to see fewer people today than last Sunday but that's not a complaint -- we were just pleasantly surprised!
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Jan 16 2022
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Mazama Ridge TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2022
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Hiking5.44 Miles 1,141 AEG
Hiking5.44 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   1.79 mph
1,141 ft AEG      38 Mns Break
 
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Heavy fog in the lowlands as we made our way to Rainier but we were surprised (and happy) to find pretty clear skies in the park. Road to Paradise was mainly dry and clear of any ice/snow so the drive up was a breeze. Restrooms at the visitor center are open and there is one ranger manning the desk just inside the visitor center (the rest of the visitor center is not open). We did a snowshoe from Paradise by starting out on the closed, unplowed road just below the inn. At the 4th crossing we took a left and headed up to Mazama Ridge. From there we followed the trails of others to the junction with the High Lakes trail. Unlike the summer trail, the snowshoe route for Mazama Ridge hugs the treeline closest to Rainier. The junction with the High Lakes trail is signed. From there you can head down to Reflection Lakes or take the trail a short distance to where it intersects with the Valley Road. Both ways are marked with orange poles (Mazama Ridge is not). We took a right and headed to the road where we took another right to follow the road back up to our starting point and complete a loop of about 5 miles. Lots of people out today but it never felt crowded. Views were great!
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Jan 15 2022
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Little Mashel Falls - Bud Blancher Trail, WA 
Little Mashel Falls - Bud Blancher Trail, WA
 
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2022
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Hiking5.02 Miles 1,122 AEG
Hiking5.02 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   2.53 mph
1,122 ft AEG
 
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As advertised this trail can be muddy but it wasn't too bad. The worst section was probably at the end of the trail at the upper falls. The plus side of hiking at this time of the year is that the falls were all roaring. A few blowdowns across the trail in some spots but nothing your average hiker would have an issue crossing. Lots of people out on the trail this morning but it never felt too crowded. Nice to have such a nice hike close to home!
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