Mount Rainier meandering.
Packwood is in the south foothills of Mount Rainier, which is a short drive away.
|We enter Mount Rainier|
At first the mountain appeared clear and fully in view. As we got near, it was a different story.
|We all know that The Mountain makes her own weather|
We drove first to Longmire where we could reminisce about our hike of 50 miles on the Wonderland Trail, and Susan could buy her "I Hiked the Wonderland Trail" a mere 14 years later. And I could buy a pair of earrings since I forgot mine at home.
We went on to Pardise and joined the crowds.
|Susan descends into the hordes|
Neither of us (especially I) was up for a big hike, but I agreed to the .8 mile hike to Myrtle Falls.
|Not exactly wilderness for this hike, and we were joined by many|
|On the way to the falls, a heart opened The Mountain|
On the return from the Falls hike we got to spot this relaxing deer.
And as we ended our day on the road, she started showing more of herself.
We had a great time visiting and then headed home to Packwood. The next day we got lots of good clear mountain views that I will share in the next post. Now I must return to the campsite from this nice tea & crumpet shop I was able to finagle, and help with packing up for our next stop at Naches.