Explore back country huts with Mount Tahoma Trails Association tour

Snowshoers enjoy Tahoma State Forest. Photo courtesy of MTTA.
Snowshoers enjoy Tahoma State Forest. Photo courtesy of MTTA.

An upcoming event with the Mount Tahoma Trails Association (MTTA) may be a great way to learn about one of the coolest ways to enjoy winter, via three backcountry huts and a yurt in DNR’s Tahoma State Forest, near Mount Rainier.

Based in Ashford near Mount Rainier, the MTTA is hosting a Tour de Huts event, on Saturday, Feb. 27. Participants can snowshoe or cross-country ski to High Hut, Bruni’s Snow Bowl Hut, and the Yurt.

Since MTTA’s start in 1991, they’ve helped more than 150,000 visitors use the huts, yurt, and 50-mile trail system they care for in Tahoma State Forest.

MTTA has three to four work parties each summer to upkeep the huts and trails, but their volunteers are working hard year-round. Volunteers groom trails during their winter months and also staff their Ashford location on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions.

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Sledders in Tahoma State Forest. Photo courtesy of MTTA.

If you go
If you go to the MTTA’s Tour de Huts, remember to bring the Ten Essentials, and chains for your vehicle. You will need either an annual Sno-Park Permit; or a one-day Sno-Park Permit AND either an annual or one-day Discover Pass to park at the Sno-Park. Aid stations will be available.

Visit their Facebook page or website to learn more, or reserve your overnight stay.

For more information about volunteering with DNR’s recreation program, visit our volunteer page. Use our calendar to find an event near you.

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