Yesterday, my daughter Katie, her two children and I went for a ride to Sunrise at Mt Rainier, WA. It was a free National Parks weekend and we made a day of it!
Mt. Rainier was FABULOUS and breathtaking! We were at 6,700 feet above sea level and the breathing got a little labored with exertion, but I survived! While there, I took some photos (of course) –
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We also took a “little” hike – about a mile out and a mile back – but the trail was somewhat un-even and there many rocks and branches on the trail and there was a fair amount of up and down (at 6,700 feet above sea level!). I had to be careful where I put my feet. I didn’t want to fall.
The first photo below shows my 10 year old Grandson Nathan. Make sure to notice his backpack.
Along the trail we took a rest and had a snack. If you were in the sun it was almost HOT but when the wind was blowing it was cold. In the second photo, Nathan and I are resting. I wore my sun visor and my scalp got sun burned!
After out little rest break, Nathan didn’t want to carry the back pack anymore so his Mom carried it for him, along with his 30 + pound sleeping sister! Katie is a “pack horse Mama!!” Notice how the back pack is being carried. I did offer to carry the backpack.
Because the park was so crowded, we had to park about a half mile from the Visitor Center along the side of the road on a very narrow turn out. It’s a good thing Katie not only know how to be a pack horse Mama, but she knows how to park a car almost anyplace!
This is a day that we all will remember for a LONG time!