History majors, minors, faculty, and friends
Please join the History Department for a fabulous
Day Hike at Mt. Rainier
to celebrate a new school year and the 100-Year Anniversary of the National Parks
Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.
The hike is a 5.4 mile loop trail. 1450′ elevation gain. Average hiking time for introspective historians: 4 hours. We may break into two groups if some prefer a shorter hiking option (for example: the famed Trail of the Shadows). Optional readings along the way (John Donne, Petrarch, Rousseau, Muir, Dickinson, Thoreau, etc.)
Departs from Xavier Hall (near front doors) on the PLU Campus. Provide your own transportation – the drive by car is about 1 hr. 40 min. via highway WA-7. The entrance fee to Mt. Rainier National Park (normally $25 per car) is being waved on Sept. 24 to celebrate the centennial!
Directions: Drive from PLU to Longmire inside Mt. Rainier National Park (SW Entrance), and follow the signs at Longmire to the Trail of the Shadows / Rampart Ridge Trail. For more details, see http://visitrainier.com/rampart-ridge-trail-2.
What to do: Email Mike Halvorson at email@example.com to RSVP and get more information. A group email will provide more information and provide final hike details. We are trying to limit this to about 20 people, so sign up asap! Day of hike: Arrive at Xavier Hall, 8:20-8:30 a.m. Bring a day pack, sack lunch, decent hiking shoes, a hat, something warm, a camera, and plan for sun or rain. Amazing selfies with faculty guaranteed!