Travel: Mt. Rainer, WA

Do you someday think about to hike a volcano ?! Well, this is the most incredible thing that I made in my life!

The Mt. Rainer – a volcano that  located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle in the state of Washington, USA – is one of the volcano that you can hiking. Before I show for you the amazing view of this place, let’s know a little bit more of this place:

  • It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m).
  • Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list. Because of its large amount of glacial ice, Mt. Rainier could potentially produce massive lahars that would threaten the whole Puyallup River valley.
  • On clear days it dominates the southeastern horizon in most of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area to such an extent that locals sometimes refer to it simply as “the Mountain.” On days of exceptional clarity, it can also be seen from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Mountain climbing on Mount Rainier is difficult, involving traversing the largest glaciers in the U.S. south of Alaska. About 8,000 to 13,000 people attempt the climb each year, about 90% via routes from Camp Muir on the southeast flank.
  •  All climbers who plan to climb above high camps,Camp Muir and Camp Schurman, are required by law to purchase a Mount Rainier Climbing Pass and register for their climb. Additionally, solo climbers must fill out a solo climbing request form and receive written permission from the Superintendent before attempting to climb
  • Hiking, backcountry skiing, photography, and camping are popular in the park. Hiking trails, including the Wonderland Trail (a 93-mile or 150-kilometre circumnavigation of the peak), provide access to the backcountry. Mount Rainier is also popular for winter sports, including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

 

Well, I think if you like sports or wanna just go there and take a look in this amazing place, it’s a really good idea. Mt Rainer it’s really awesome! And there have others hiking that is more “light” for who don’t wanna go till Camp Muir. I went there with some friends in a Saturday, during the summer, and the hiking was 5 hours going up and 3 hours going down, it’s a long climb till Camp Muir, but was the best thing that I’ve made in my life.

 

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