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April 11, 2023
Are you looking for an overnight snowshoe experience in Washington? One where you can stay warm at the end of the night? If not, sooner or later I bet you will consider it because what else can be so magical? Ensure on all trips you are prepared with the ten essentials and following leave no trace principles. Look below for a list of recommendations!
1) High Hut or any hut part of the Mount Tahoma Trail System
–High Hut is part of the Mount Tahoma Trail system. On a clear day, you will see some of the best views of the Southern Cascades. It is a small cozy cabin that literally gives you a direct view of Mount Rainier from it’s living room window and front porch. Without doubt, a must.
-First, the trail is steep and constant uphill. Depending on the season, you can hike it, snowshoe it, or cross country it. Further, if you are snowshoeing, be mindful not to step on the cross country tracks.
-Each cabin has cookware, utensils, dishes, dish soap, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and sleeping mats. Each hut is heated with a propane fireplace, has solar lighting and a propane range/oven, however you will need to bring the food!
-There are many other overnight cabins part of the Mount Tahoma Trail system you can stay at overnight. You can also stay at: Copper Creek, Bruni’s Snow Bowl, or The Yurt. With this in mind, choose the stay best for you.
-Although dogs are allowed on the trail to High Hut, Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut and The Yurt, they are NOT allowed inside the building. Therefore, bringing your pup may not be the best idea, unless you have a tent for them to sleep in outside.
Look here for more FAQs about the Mount Tahoma Trail System!
2) Steliko Lookout
-Mid-November – mid-April the lookout is accessible by walking, skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling the 1.5 miles up the road.
-While it may be true the stove and heater are finicky to work, there are instructions. When it doubt, keep trying or pack a buddy heater just in case.
3. Rendezvous Huts
-All things considered, you will need to look at the website to determine the perfect fit for you. Basically, some are snowshoe accessible where others are ski in-ski out.
-What’s provided: 7 gallons of water with each stay, wood for wood stoves, range/oven with propane, solar and propane lighting, cookware, dishes and silverware, mattresses for sleeping, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, hand sanitizer, soap, sponges and dish bins, some board games.
-Despite water being provided, you may need to pack extra as there is no potable water around
-After the huts, pair your trip with an exploration around Winthrop. Surely, you will love the town!
-Reserve your Rendezvous hut here
All in all, I hope you enjoy your overnight snowshoe experience while staying warm overnight!
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