Book Review: Mt. Rainier Trails

Book Review: Mt. Rainier Trails

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It was mid-September 2009. I knew I was hiking on borrowed time – if I were to see a set of lakes I lusted after, it was go then, or wait maybe years to get back. I was also a couple of months pregnant and on my slope to anemia-ville. It wasn’t a long hike but it […]

Dayhiking Berkeley Park

Dayhiking Berkeley Park

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Saturday I went to Sunrise at Mt. Rainier National Park with Janelle and we hiked to Berkeley Park. I hadn’t been down that trail since 2004, when Ford and I did a death march from Sunrise through Berkeley to Grand Park and back. I enjoyed the trail this time, seeing it almost as I had never done it before. […]

Wildflower Wanderings

Wildflower Wanderings

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Waking up at 5:30 am wasn’t easy but it paid off. My friend Janelle and I went up to Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier for an easy dayhike of Naches Peak Loop. Why? Wildflowers! It is a hike I get in 1 to 2 times a year usually, it is pretty…you get to be on the Pacific […]

Along The Carbon River – Spring Hiking

Along The Carbon River – Spring Hiking

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Do you have a hike that says “Spring” to you? In the past couple years it has become the Carbon River on the far side of Mount Rainier National Park. Or should I say now that past 5 years? It has been that long I realized today as we were hiking, since the destruction from […]