Mt. Rainier National Park

We spent the last few days in Mt. Rainier National Park. As with North Cascades National Park, we didn’t get to do some of the things on my list because of snow. Maybe now we have an excuse to come back!

A view of MR (Mt. Rainier) on the drive there.

Trail of the Shadows walk with MR in the background.  Too short and easy to call it a hike.

That’s Skunk Cabbage on the side of the trail.  You can guess why.

I think this is Christine Falls.

Getting closer!

Narada Falls. The trail to a viewing area was not passable.  Too much snow.


More snow.

This is Reflection Lake.  It’s beautiful but in the summer you can see the reflection of MR in it.

It was such a blessing to coordinate our schedule to camp with friends from home!

They were here with a hiking group they belong to.  They hike way more long and gnarly hikes than we do.  But they invited us to join them on a hike that was long but flat.  The drive to the trailhead was beautiful, the hike was fun, and the company was the best!

Carol is one of my walking buddies at home so it was extra special to go on this hike together.

Trail ended (for us) at Packwood Lake.


Lunch time.

And then, just for fun. So much of what we do is so different from life at home. But this is just like home. Fixing dinner while watching Tucker when we have decent cell service.

8 thoughts on “Mt. Rainier National Park

  1. This was such a treat to share this time of hiking, hanging out, and laughing with you (or was that, at you?)

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