Cold and Bitter at Sunrise

Cold and Bitter at Sunrise

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Yesterday I took a family friend up to Mount Rainier for a hike at Sunrise. The weather wasn’t slated to be good, but Kelly was OK with it. She is from the East Coast so doesn’t get out here very often. There is something to be said for 44° at 6400 feet on September 2nd. […]

Family Hiking To Ipsut Pass

Family Hiking To Ipsut Pass

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Every year I have meant to share the Mowich Area at Mount Rainier National Park with Kirk. And I realized I had not taken Walker or Alistaire up there yet as well. So Sunday morning seemed perfect, especiually with coolwer weather forecasted. But while Mowich is incredibly close to us as the crow flies, it […]

Afternoon Hiking At Sunrise

Afternoon Hiking At Sunrise

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I realized yesterday that I have become that hiker. The one with no plans, who wakes up and putzes around, looks outside and decides around, oh, 10 am, that hiking would be great! Once the kids are dressed, van is packed, gassed up and said kids fed, mom has coffee and a picnic lunch is […]

Silver Forest Trail under Rainier

Silver Forest Trail under Rainier

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Monday seems to slowly become my go-to day for taking the boys hiking this summer. The weekend is over, crowds are gone and Kirk can use some quiet time to work. This week we went up to Sunrise, at Mount Rainier National Park. As we crested the top, at 6400 feet, it was 48°, 50° […]