I am looking to finish a project that has been talked about for a few years at Mount Rainier, but I need YOUR help to complete it! Over the next month or so, I am hoping to collect pictures of some of the winter routes around Longmire and Paradise to create an information sheet for Rovers, Nordic Patrol, General Rangers, and Interpretive Staff to use.
|NPS Photo / VIP Ed Hunds|
- Identifying features of a route
- Areas that may be a little tricky to navigate around
- Dangerous sections of trail
- Avalanche zones
- Places people get lost
- Amazing view points and features of that route
- Any other information you can give me
Also, while you are out snapping your pictures, make sure that you are being 100% safe. Don't try to get a good picture of an avalanche chute...while standing in an avalanche chute.
Some points of focus would be:
- Nisqually Vista Loop
- Narada Falls to Paradise
- Inspiration Saddle to Reflection Lakes
- Rampart Ridge Trail
- Route to Glacier Vista
- Myrtle Falls Trail
- Safe travel in Edith Creek Basin
These photos can be taken while you are out here for a Rove, on patrol with the Washington Ski Touring Club, or while you are out hiking on your own. If you are out hiking on your own and you take a series of pictures, let me know how much time you were spending actually volunteering, and your hours will still count!
|NPS Photo / Harvey|
Send all pictures to Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can, and he will start to piece the publication together! Questions? Comments?
Thank you for your help in this project!