Winter camping had been on my list of things to do for a while, but I hadn’t mustered up the will to bear the cold night. Between the extra gear that is involved, unknown rules, and the cold, it had remained a dream. During my last visit to Mt. Rainier to snowshoe around Paradise, I talked with a Park Ranger who laid out the rules for winter camping and talked me into camping for the night. So, here a few tips from my first winter camping trip.