|Student Conservation Association|
members hiked the Glacier Basin
Trail to see the work done by their
volunteers and by other partners
|Picking our way through a section|
of trail yet to be rebuilt
|Washington Conservation Corps at|
work on the Glacier Basin Trail
|Your mission, should you choose to|
accept it: turn this into a trail
|WTA volunteer working along the|
Glacier Basin Trail
We finally reached our destination, at the base of the Emmons Glacier climbing route, in time to eat our lunch in a steady downpour: a typical autumn trail experience that did nothing to reduce the beauty of the setting or to dampen our enthusiasm for the work we'd seen along the trail.
Volunteers will continue working on the Glacier Basin Trail, alongside park trail crews, during this coming National Public Lands Day weekend. With their help, the rebuilt trail should finally be complete sometime early next spring. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this project happen! Your work will endure, providing access to the living heart of Mount Rainier National Park, for generations.