There is nothing like working on a National Treasure, and that's just what Tahoma (Mount Rainier) is. Late May in the park will be showing many signs of spring, and you will get to experience it up close. The trail from Ipsut Creek campground to Carbon Glacier has sustained much damage in the past few years, and needs your help to be put back together. Get ready for a week of working in the shadow of a giant.
Hybrid Trip. Your personal gear gets packed in, you just have leisurely 6 mile walk with your day pack. The project is a couple of relatively flat miles up the Carbon River trail.
The floods a few year back wiped out the Wonderland Trail to Carbon Glacier and you folks will be restoring it.
Mt. Rainier National Park is Washington's oldest national park. It is located in the center of the Cascade Range and the center of the state. The park is dominated by the 14,410' Mt. Rainier, one of Washington's five volcanoes. The park contains 260 miles of trails through the state's greatest old growth stands of Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, and spruce. The park receives heavy visitor traffic during the summer. Due to its height and location the park receives heavy precipitation, especially in the winter months. The grandeur of the park must be experienced to be fully appreciated. The Carbon Glacier Trail, leading to a viewpoint over the Carbon Glacier, is one of the more popular trails in Mount Rainier National Park. While the trail proceeds through old growth forest, there are lots of surprises along the way. Views of Mount Rainier, a fancy suspension bridge and finally the opportunity to be up close to a massive glacier.
This is one of our Volunteer Vacations. There is $235 fee ($195 for WTA members). You will be required to fill out an application form including your outdoors experience and medical history before we can allow you to join the trip.
This is a week-long work party. You must be 18 years or older to attend. Participants must be able to attend all days. Late arrivals and early departures are not allowed.
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head