Mt. Rainier: The Winter Seminar Heads Uphill From Paradise

Posted by: Brent Okita, JJ Justman | April 08, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mount Rainier

We are in Mount Rainier National Park and on the mountain! The weather has been finicky this past week with a good accumulation of snow. So much snow that we were worried that the park wouldn’t have the road to Paradise open.

At 11 AM the park opened the gates and we made it up. With all the fresh snow it was slow going but the team trudged on and we are busy making camp…Denali style! We are definitely having the true feel of what the mountains can dish out. It’s currently snowing hard and we are working fast on the kitchen and dining tent.

I need a hot drink!

RMI Guide JJ Justman

The Mt. Rainier winter seminar heading uphill. Photo: JJ Justman



Glad to hear that they opened the gates.  Hope you guys are having a great time.  I can’t wait to read more about your week.  Have a great time Denali Style!

Posted by: Richelle Pullis on 4/9/2013 at 4:40 am

Good to hear you two are back on the mountain! I was up there 2 weeks ago, 1st one in the parking lot and on the route! Broke the trail in 3-4 ft. of fresh powder up to Panaroma point! That was alot of work but fun! But we made it to Muir and it was a awesome day! Hope to see you out there this year! Have a great week!

Posted by: Larry Schultz on 4/8/2013 at 8:58 pm

Happy trails! Have a great week, but I reckon things just aren’t the same without my breakfast burritos and flapcakes:)


Posted by: Phil Arnold on 4/8/2013 at 8:48 pm

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