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TRAVEL/TRAINING/SUMMIT ITINERARY
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Below is a sample itinerary of the July 2005 trip to visit Mt. Rainier National Park and summit Mt. Rainier. For additional information and travel resources, visit the National Park Services' website for Mt. Rainier National Park.
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Sunday, July 10
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Depart Fargo: 8:20 am CST; NW 1174
Arrive Seattle: 1:24 pm PST; NW 0167
Check-In @ Whittaker's Bunkhouse: 3:00 pm PST

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Monday, July 11
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Visit Jackson Visitor Center and Paradise Inn; Mt. Rainier National Park
Hiking/photographing around and on the Skyline Trail, Paradise Area

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Tuesday, July 12
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7:00 am: Check-In @ Rainier BaseCamp in Ashford
8:20 am: Welcome and Team Orientation
8:40 am: Shuttle leaves for Paradise
9:25 am: Shuttle arrives to Paradise/Training Begins
4:00 pm: Shuttle Returns to Rainier BaseCamp
5:00 pm : Double check and re-pack expedition gear
6:00 pm: Dinner @ local restaurant or Rainier BaseCamp Deli

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Wednesday, July 13
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7:00 am: Check-In @ Rainier BaseCamp
8:20 am: Team Discussion and Preparation
8:40 am: Shuttle Leaves for Paradise
9:25 am: Shuttle Arrives to Paradise/Summit Climb Begins
5:00 pm: Arrive to Camp Muir (10,060 ft. elevation)
6:00 pm: Dinner @ Camp Muir
7:00 pm: Team Discussion on Route Conditions, Equipment, etc.
8:00 pm: Bunk time in the RMI Hut

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Thursday, July 14
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Early AM: Rising Traverse Across Cowlitz Glacier
Ascend Switchbacks of Cathedral Gap
Traverse the Crevasses of the Upper Mountain
Eventual Summit of Mt. Rainier (14,410 ft. elevation)
Break within the Summit Crater
Return Back Down to Camp Muir (10,060 ft. elevation)
Break @ Camp Muir to Pack for Final Hike Down to Paradise
Arrive to Paradise/Shuttle to Rainier BaseCamp
Presentation of Summit Certificates
Dinner @ Whittaker's Bunkhouse

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Friday, July 15
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Morning: Hiking/Photographing of the Gobbler's Knob Trail
Afternoon: Hiking/Photographing of the Van Trump Park Area/Waterfalls
PM: Dinner and Relaxation in Ashford

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Saturday, July 16
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Early AM: Check-out of Whittaker's Bunkhouse/Leave Ashford
Depart Seattle: 12:20 pm PST; NW 0576
Arrive Fargo: 7:35 pm CST; NW 0137
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