A Clear Day In The Wildflowers

The weather shifted after the past few weeks, and finally it was normal temperatures. It was low 60’s, sunny, and no bugs in the subalpine of Tipsoo and Upper Tipsoo Lakes. I was more in the mood for wildflowers than hiking, and I chose…

Silver Forest Trail

Not all hikes are hard ones, or even what might be a “hike”. Silver Forest Trail at Mount Rainier National Park is one of those. It doesn’t go anywhere really (it follows a mostly flatish profile, along a ridge in Yakima Park, at Sunrise)….

When Grand Park Was A Lonely Place

In the days before rise of hiking trails detailed carefully online, there were lonely trails to be had. One was the back entrance to Grand Park, in Mount Rainier National Park. Taken from above Fremont Lookout, looking out onto the long plateau of Grand…