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August 2, 2018

Mount Rainier camping + hiking trip

I’m just back from a three night camping trip at Mount Rainier with my husband and another couple. This is our third National Park trip together. : )

We camped at Ohanapecosh and did a short day hike near our campground to see the Grove of Patriachs with old-growth trees and a super cool suspension bridge. The next day, we went to Paradise and hiked along the Nisqually Vista, Alta Vista and Skyline Trails, with a side trip to Myrtle Falls.

On our last day, it rained in the morning so we did a hike near our campground to Silver Falls and the Ohanapecosh Hot Springs. Then we headed to Sunrise for a short wildflower hike on the Silver Forest trail. The mountain was hiding in the clouds on this day so we’ll have to go back another time for more hiking at Sunrise.

It was a lot of fun sharing my love of Mount Rainier with these three! We’ve already made plans for our next National Park adventure to the Redwoods in northern California.

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

suspension bridge over the Ohanapecosh River

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

hello Mount Rainier!

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

on the Nisqually Vista trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Mount Rainier and the Nisqually River

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

the Paradise area is filled with meadows like this one

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Dead Horse Creek

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

paintbrush alongside a stream

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

the Tatoosh Range as seen from the Dead Horse Creek trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

mountain spirea

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

pink heather

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

on the Alta Vista trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Mount Rainier!!

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

joining the crowds at Myrtle Falls

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

the Paradise River

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Paradise Inn lampshades

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Box Canyon

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

view into Box Canyon

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

evening ranger program

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

on the Silver Falls trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

view of the Ohanapecosh River from the Silver Falls trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

bridge over the Ohanapecosh River

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Ohanapecosh River

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Silver Falls

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Ohanapecosh Hot Springs

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

interesting colors in the hot springs

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

view of Sunrise Lake from Sunrise Point

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

looking into the White River Canyon, with Mount Rainier hidden in the clouds

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

purple asters were the predominant wildflower along the trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Silver Forest trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

foggy conditions on the Silver Forest trail

Mount Rainier camping and hiking trip

Sunrise Visitors Center

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