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Anybody been hiking the east side trails of Mt. Rainier lately? Specifically glacier basin, frying pan creek to panhandle gap etc.. I'm Hoping to get out on the trails there the last week of August. Some current trail information would be much appreciated. The Park Service trail report hasn't been updated in weeks. They must be busy still digging out from La Nina.
Thanks, Scott G
Haven't been there personally, but I think the east side still has a lot of snow. The forest service keeps their conditions site pretty up-to-date, and they're saying to not expect a melt-out until late August. They're saying the snow line is 4800' - 5000', and to expect 100% snow coverage over 5000' feet.
I guess I'll have to get creative and find another get away camping base with great day hikes near by. Maybe the Salmon La Sac/Mt. Daniels area.