Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park
by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)
© Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
What a great trail! The trail starts out going up and keeps doing that most of the time, but is fairly forgiving in that, just about the time you think you have to stop and rest, it levels out for a little bit. They say there aren't any views, but the peek-a-boo views thru the trees on the downhill side are pretty spectacular. Then, you get to the log bridge and all that climbing is over. Ramble along for 1/2 mile to the meadow. WoW! Even though we missed the wildflower show, it was sunny and there was barely a breeze. Black bears gamboled in the high meadows but, darn!, we didn't see any goats. Great hike.
the lakes were still frozen, and a lot of snow on the trails of yet, but a very enjoyable hike absolutly some the most gorgeous scenery around made it to the top of the mountain and down the other side started at 800am and found my way out at 730pm a very nice exoeriance only saw one couple all the time i was up there. very pleasent
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