Set goals, plan, execute, achieve. Camp Muir is my next challenge and goal.
The route to Camp Muir gives hearty hikers a small taste of what alpine climbers experience. The trail stretches high up the flank of Rainier, toward the upper mountain where alpine climbers play. This route isn’t for everyone since it does entail substantial snow travel and may require good routefinding skills. – www.wta.org
I am complete newbie in this business, so I need to get prepared well ahead. I found good getting started concise guide here. What I realized I need to first buy basic gear, so I am off for shopping. Among others following is my first round for the basic gear needs:
- Recreation pass/permit.
- Footwear (good reviews: Merrell Men’s Outland Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot)
- Clothing (thermal underwear, insulating layer, waterproof layer)
- Day Backpack
The goal is to get to Camp Muir by end of May. But before that I should do a simpler trial/error hike. Failing fast is the approach I have been taking for many years now and it was helpful to prevent larger fiasco. For the trial hike Tiger Mountain was chosen, and it’s planned to be conquered in mid April.
What’s next after Camp Muir? It’s Mountain Rainier.
That’s the goal and the plan. Off to preparation and execution. Wish me luck.
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