In March the Camera Club took another chance on a Mt Rainier Field Trip. We had scheduled it previously this year, but the weather turned bad and that trip was canceled. This month we got lucky. It was a beautiful day – sunny and warm. Warm for March, anyway. We went with no particular plans in place. But once there one of our members learned that we could join a free, ranger led snowshoe walk. Several of us took advantage of that opportunity and donned the provided snowshoes. If ever you decide to do this, you should know it is not an easy, level hike. There were lots of up and down hill sections, and for me, it was very strenuous. I also recommend you bring your own trekking poles with snow baskets attached because they do not provide poles. Luckily I had mine with me and didn’t fall, but several others who didn’t have poles, did fall and found out how difficult it is to get up when you fall in deep snow. All in all, it was an excellent experience. It’s been years since I’ve been on snowshoes, and I’m not sure I’ll be racing out to do it again, but I’m still glad I did it. So when winter comes again, consider a Mt Rainier snowshoe trip.
Here is a sampling of what I shot that day. For the complete gallery, click here.