Adventure Camp 2017 – Mt. Rainier National Park – FAQ, Itinerary, Packing List

DESCRIPTION:
Ascending to 14, 410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. As a stratovolcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A. spawning six major rivers. Towering over the heart of the Cascade Range, this mighty mountain is viewable from nearly every corner of the state. The park encompasses 236,381 acres including more than 300 lakes and more than 100 waterfalls! From deep old-growth forests in low valley bottoms to the frosty summit of the peak you will experience an array of terrain ranging. Here you will find wildflower meadows that John Muir called the most superb subalpine gardens that he’d ever encountered. After spending 5 days in the backcountry we’ll raft the White Salmon River which offers some of the best class III-IV rapids in the west (including rapids like S-turn, Top-Drop, The Flume, Bomber’s Drop and more)! The water is gin-clear and the rapids are big and numerous. This is an Adventure Trip you will not want to miss!

Aurora Lake, one of many gems along the Wonderland Trail, reflecting the southwest face of Mount Rainier.

St. Andrews Lake, located on the western edge of the park, as seen from the Wonderland Trail.

You may encounter this bridge if you hike the southwest section of the Wonderland Trail.

DATES:
Staff Arrival: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (not later than 5pm)
Camper Arrival: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (not later than 5pm)
Camper & Staff Departure: Thursday, August 10, 2017 (not later than noon)

ACTIVITIES:
Orientation meetings will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings. We will be doing some day hiking during the day on Wednesday and put-in on Thursday morning. The backcountry portion of the trip will last 5 days. On Tuesday and Wednesday following the hike we will clean and inventory equipment, go shopping, and spend a half-day on the White Salmon River which offers some of the best class III-IV rapids in the west!

Adventure Camp 2017 FAQ

Trip Itinerary 2017 (Mount Rainier National Park)

Backpacking 2017 (Checklist of personal items)