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Skyline Trail Loop — Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

Mount Rainier Area

Absolutely stunning day on Skyline Trail. My wife and I arrived at Paradise around 830am and began our ascent at around 9am. The trail was very busy and crowded in some places, but most of the climbing parties thinned out by Panorama Point. The trail from Panorama Point passing near McClure Rock was completely blanketed in 2-3 feet of snow. I definitely needed my GPS/map to help me stay on the path. The weather was gorgeous: mostly clear and a warmer temperature than the days previous. The last mile or so was rough since exhaustion caught up with us and our socks and boots started soaking in all the slushy snow.