For those of you that do not know, Shadows of the Past is a living history program where volunteers and staff portray important individuals from throughout the history of the park. Through this program, the primary focus is centered on the early story of Mount Rainier and the National Park Service from 1883 through 1916. Lead Rangers will be guiding groups along the Trail of the Shadows at Longmire, six miles past the Nisqually Entrance. Historical figures emerge out of the darkness while illuminate the path with lanterns.
That’s where you come in! We are in need of volunteers to participate in this ever popular event by being a lantern carrier. This year, the Shadows of the Past will be on August 22nd and will meet in front of the National Park Inn in Longmire. Volunteers will carry a lantern along the trail for up to 90 minutes, starting at 8:30, 8:50, 9:10, and 9:30.
As always, volunteers who are working a specific event are eligible for free entry to the park for the length of their service and free camping at the Longmire Stewardship Campground. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Ann Spillane at firstname.lastname@example.org