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Category: Rainier 110


Rainier 110: A great day to hike Stevens Canyon

I hiked about 13 miles in Stevens Canyon this morning. Yes, the road is still closed at Box Canyon, but it scheduled to open by Aug. 1.

Including today’s hikes (and the hiking Sunrise package that runs Sunday) I’ve hiked 69 miles in the park this summer. The goal is 110 miles in honor of the park’s 110th anniversary.

Here’s a pic I snapped from Bench Lake.


Rainier 110: Ohana to Dege Peak

So I took my son along yesterday morning for a little hiking at Rainier for part of the Rainier 110 project. This is the 110th anniversary of Mount Rainier National Park and I’m celebrating by hiking 110 miles in the park. I’ll be posting dispatches here and in the paper.

So far I’ve bagged 56.9 miles.

Here are pics from the four hikes I did with my 8-year-old son, Alex.

1. Deer Creek Falls, 1 mile (Off Highway 123)

2. Grove of the Patriarhs, 1.5 miles (Near Ohanapecosh)

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RAINIER 110: Early Season Waterfall Hikes

So we launched a new project this morning: Rainier 110.

This is year marks the 110th anniversary of Mount Rainier National Park and we will commemorate the anniversary by hiking 110 miles in the park this summer.

I’ve got 16.9 miles down so far, which almost all of the trails that aren’t covered with snow. In fact, a couple of those mile were over the snow.

There are five waterfalls that can be reached fairly easily right now. And they worth the trip right now because they are raging as the snow melts.

Here are pics

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