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Volunteer in Mount Rainier this Weekend!

Posted by Loren Drummond at Jun 12, 2013 11:55 AM |
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We need your help on trails in one of Washington's most beloved National Parks this weekend. Consider spending one, two or three days on trail with us near the Carbon River entrance of Mount Rainier.
Volunteer in Mount Rainier this Weekend!

The Boundary Trail in Mount Rainier National Park needs your help and is lovely in spring. Photo by Hikingqueen.

We need your help on trails in one of Washington's most beloved National Parks this weekend. Consider spending one, two or three days on trail with us near the Carbon River entrance of Mount Rainier.

Join a work party: safety, fun and giving back to The Mountain

Help us maintain the West Boundary Trail on Mount Rainier near the Carbon River entrance. We'll help to get this trail back into shape, from removing downed logs to repairing any damaged tread.

>> Join the Friday, June 14 work party

>> Join the Saturday, June 15 work party

>> Join the Sunday, June 16 work party

With your entrance fee waived for the day, volunteering with WTA this weekend is a great way to get a feel for the Carbon River Road area of Mount Rainier. Besides giving back to trails and meeting some great people, you'll visit one of the earliest areas of the park to be snow-free in the vicinity of some lovely day hikes and overnight destinations.

Make the most of your visit

With long days, you might be able to squeeze in a hike after your volunteer day ends, or consider staying in the area an extra day to explore along this former road-turned-pedestrian path in the northwest corner of the park.

Hike to a waterfall. If you stay in the area and want to hike the day before or after your volunteering day at Mount Rainier, we recommend a hike to Ranger Falls, found on the Green Lake Trail off of the Carbon River Rd.

Overnight adventure. A wilderness walk-in campground is open (after a 5-mile hike or bike from the guard station) at Ipsut Creek, which provides ample opportunities to explore this lovely area.

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