Wednesday, May 26, 2010

MRNPA - Boundary Trail Work Party

My first time on a trail work party was everything a guy could hope for in a day out on the mountain's trails. After an exciting trek up the dirt road, leaving the Saturday's sunny weather behind for the chilly snow covered Boundary Trail near Mowich Lake. A great group of dedicated volunteers kept everyone's spirit up with their good sense of humor and delicious cookies while being pelted by the occasional snow bomb from the tree branches high above.

Lessons learned from the day:
1. Dress in more layers and invest in wool socks.
2. When using a chainsaw, don't forget the wedge and 2 bar nuts are better than 1.
3. Rose Evans likes to bake cookies. Visit her often at the WIC.

The next Mount Rainier National Park Associates trails work party will be on Saturday, June 12th.

We will be working on the Glacier Basin Trail reroute. The rerouted trail will replace a significant portion of the original trail that was destroyed by the floods of November 2006. The plan is to complete the reroute work the year so the newly rebuilt Glacier Basin Trail can be reopened.

If you're interested in volunteering with the MRNPA contact John Titland at


Three Moon Bay - Video Productions said...


Along with those wool socks get some of the silk liner socks. Helps prevent blisters!

Oh, and always eat cookies!!


Daniel Ewert said...

Looks like fun! I wish I lived closer.