Build snowmen, dig snow tunnels, play, and explore the winter forests of Tahoma on a guided snowshoeing hike.
Price: $110 per child, $70 for accompanying adult. (Please only one adult per child, as space is limited)
Includes snowshoes, trekking poles if needed, transportation, and all permits and entrance fees
Itinerary: 8 AM meet time, snowshoe from 10 to 2 or 3 PM, arrive back in Tacoma by 4-5 PM.
Meet Location: Hwy 512 Park and Ride for transport to and from Paradise at Mt. Rainier National Park.
Exploration – Growing and learning in the outdoors – Building friendships
Easy-Intermediate: Short distances, walking with snowshoes can be challenging for some.
Our mission is to make outdoor recreation accessible to all. If you cannot afford the total cost of a Pinecones trip right now, send us a brief message to request sliding scale pricing.
“It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project
The traditional homeland of the Nisqually people includes about two million acres of the Nisqually River drainage from Mt. Rainier to Olympia. They have inhabited this land for thousands of years, since, according to their history, their ancestors, the Squalli-absch, came north across the Cascades from the Great Basin. Nisqually life, territory, and culture have been heavily impacted by the European invasion of the Puget Sound area, and they have fought hard to maintain their identity and dignity in the face of displacement, violence, and suppression. Multiple names around the Puget Sound area honor Leschi, a war chief of the Nisqually Tribe during the mid 19th century, who, along with his brother Quiemuth, led the fight for his people’s right to remain on their ancestral homeland.
The Nisqually way of life revolves around salmon, and today, they lead the stewardship of fisheries resources in the Nisqually River area. The tribe operates two fish hatcheries on Clear Creek and Kalama Creek. The tribe’s resilience, dedication, and commitment can be seen in their continued efforts to come alongside, guide, and lead these efforts to care for the land.
Nisqually is a Southern Coast Salish language, and is a dialect of Lushootseed. Stories, songs, and other Nisqually language resources can be found on the tribe’s website, www.nisqually-nsn.gov.