Category Archives: Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing with Blue Skies

Blue skies and soft snow make for a great day of snowshoeing at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. This was taken in January 2017 but I’m sure there’s still plenty of snow up at Mt. Rainier with the weather we’ve had this year.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. – John 14:1

Snowhoeing with Blue Skies

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Afternoon Snowshoe

Here’s one from a snowshoe up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park taken in January. I had been sick the day before so I wasn’t feeling 100% but it was sunny and warm (32°F) so there was no way I could pass it up.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” – John 11:25

Afternoon Snowshoe

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Snowy Trail of Shadows

Creek crossing at the Trail of Shadows in Longmire (Mount Rainier National Park). The water in this area has a brownish color due to all the minerals and there even some hot springs along the trail.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36

Snowy Trail of Shadows

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White Out

When I was snowshoeing around up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park the Tatoosh Mountains were bouncing in and out of some fog. It didn’t really clear up until I was driving down the mountain trying to make it out before the gate closed. So, no pictures of the Tatoosh Mountains this time.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” – Matthew 7:12

White Out

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Winter Wonderland

Here’s another shot from Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. This is overlooking the main road you’d take from the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center to Reflection Lake. This part of the road is closed for the winter and makes for a nice snowshoe down to Reflection Lake. I’ve done it once but that was a couple years ago and think it took most of the day to complete. Start early if you decide to do it. The gate to leave the park closes at 5 PM.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” – Matthew 7:7-8

Winter Wonderland

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Snowed Inn

I was up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park this last weekend for our first snowshoe of the year. It was actually the first time my 4 year old snowshoed on her own. She did awesome and had a good time. Anyway, the Paradise Inn is pictured here and, as you can see, there is a ton of snow up there.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” – Matthew 6:34

Snowed Inn

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Seuss Trees

With two little ones at home we read a lot of kids books which of course includes Dr. Seuss. When I stumbled upon these trees I instantly thought they belonged in a Dr. Seuss book with their curvy trunks. Maybe a bunk lives in the trunk of these odd shaped trees 🙂

This was taken near Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. Considering this is March and the snows melting fast this was probably my only snowshoeing trip of the season. Too sad. There’s always next year…

“I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior” – Isaiah 43:11

Seuss Trees

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Overlooking the Paradise Inn

I haven’t had a chance to stay at the Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park but I hope to at least once. I wonder why it’s closed in the Winter because that would be a really cool time to stay there. Maybe it’s because they can get a lot of snow there with no way of getting people out. Then they’d have a Shining on their hands and that wouldn’t end well.

“For the grave cannot praise you, death cannot sing your praise; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for your faithfulness. The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness” – Isaiah 38:18-19

Overlooking the Lodge

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Edith Creek

Here’s one of Edith Creek I took during our snowshoeing trip last weekend up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. There’s a bridge you can take to cross over the creek (it’s just to the right of where I was standing for this photo) maybe about 25 yards before it becomes Myrtle Falls. Well, the bridge had a about 3 feet of snow on it with a small foot path cleared. My wife and I each had a kid on our back one of which was asleep. To cross the bridge we’d have to take off our snowshoes and make our way across the bridge without slipping and falling into the drink. I don’t think it was that difficult to cross but I’m usually pretty cautious when the little ones are around (especially if I’m carrying one) besides there was plenty to see without crossing the bridge. If you get up there and have second thoughts about crossing it we did find that if you hike farther up the creek you can easily cross on pretty wide snow bridge that goes over a narrow part of the creek.

“Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own” – Proverbs 26:17

EdithCreek

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Making Tracks

We went for our first snowshoe of 2015 up at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday. It was such a nice day and really warm. Being 60 degrees out it felt like Spring rather than the middle of January. As we were driving up we were worried that there wouldn’t be enough snow to snowshoe but fortunately as we got closer to Paradise there was plenty of snow. We did about a 2-3 mile loop from a little turnout on the right before you get to the first parking lot where the old visitor’s center used to be, up passed the lodge, and then along the upper part of Myrtle Falls. I took the shot below on our way back. The creek that eventually becomes Myrtle Falls is on my left and the Tatoosh Mountain Range is in the distance.

“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man” – Proverbs 24:33-34

Making Tracks

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