5.7 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

This hike was originally planned to be a snowshoe hike... well, we carried our snowshoes but we never actually unloaded them from our packs.

An abnormally beautiful and clear day, we lucked out and had a completely unobstructed view of Rainier. While I was disappointed I didn't get to use my snowshoes due to an almost completely snow free trail, I can't complain about what I saw.

Great little hike, and the drive from Portland really wasn't that bad. I really need to get out to Rainier more.

Photos on my GPS track below.