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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." -John Muir

Your Guided Day Hike of Mount Rainier National Park

I happily offer small, private tours with 6 people or less. My tour is ideal for folks who choose to stay near and or drive to the Park themselves. I have found that meeting folks in Mount Rainier National Park at a pre-determined trailhead is working really well. One big bonus is having your own vehicle to explore more of the Park when your tour is complete!  No pressure to leave when all your senses are saying Stay!!!

We will speak ahead of time to plan your day with the types of experiences you desire.  We can meet early in the morning or later in the day (no later than 3pm PST).

You will be providing your own lunch and any other personal gear you require. I do recommend bringing a day pack, water, a waterproof/windproof jacket, rain pants, camera with extra batteries, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Dress in layers to adjust to the possible changing weather and higher elevations. Wear sturdy walking or hiking shoes.

I will provide snacks, some extra water, the use of hiking poles and binoculars.

Bring your National Park Pass or purchase a day use pass when arriving at the Park entrance ($30 USD good for 7 days). Passes can be purchased ahead of time through the Mount Rainier National Park website. Note that as of May 26, 2023, the Park is going to a cashless system for entrance and campground purchases.

On May 24, 2024 Mt. Rainier National Park will be going to a timed entry system. Hiring my services lets you avoid this needed step! If you are visiting for several days and driving in, you will need to make a timed entry reservation unless you are staying at one of the lodges or campgrounds. Reservations can be made at

Mount Rainier is easily reached from many major cities and nearby local towns. Depending on where you are staying, your drive times to and from the Park will vary. Please plan for traffic, weather conditions, driving mountain roads and slower traveling vehicles. If we are meeting inside the Park, know that traffic can be heavy and delays may occur at the entrance areas. We will talk about this ahead of time. All this being said, I recommend giving yourself at least an extra 30 minutes in expected travel time. I will be doing the same.

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