The National Park Service announced today it’s Shadows of the Past program, to be held at the Trail of the Shadows near Longmire in Mount Rainier National Park. The program is a ~90 minute tour along the half-mile trail that will lead families and individuals of all ages into a journey into the past to visit characters such as John Muir, P.B. Van Trump and Fay Fuller among others. As the walk continues the characters will come to life and share their stories of Mount Rainier.
The program will run 4 nights during the summer: July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st. Ranger-led lantern tours depart every 20 minutes between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine. Bring a warm jacket, insect repellant, a flashlight, and wear sturdy shoes. The program is free with the National Park admission fee.
If you have questions or you are interested in becoming involved in the program as a character or lantern bearer, please contact Lee Snook at (360) 569-2211 *6043
Take a look at this video produced by the National Park Service to see what’s in store: