The weather in Paradise was stellar for the Mount Rainier National Park Associates' trail party on August 15th. The morning started off with temperatures climbing just above freezing, and by the time the group reached their project site high on the Skyline Trail, everyone found themselves in a cloud. But this did not deter this batch of volunteers from getting the job done.
The project they were tasked with was to straighten out some of the large boulders along this rocky portion of the Skyline Trail, as well as creating some new steps along the path to make it much easier for the thousands of visitors who hike that trail every year.
Following the day of trail work, the volunteers of the MRNPA retired to the Longmire Stewardship Campground for their annual potluck dinner, with a cornucopia of food and drinks.
The next MRNPA work party will be their "Reveg" event on September 12. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.mrnpa.org .