Mount Rainier in August is magical. The wildflowers are in full bloom, the skies are typically bright blue, and the waterfalls add to all the wonder and amazement. The skies at Mt. Rainier are so dynamic. From one moment to the next Mt. Rainier might be out in its full glory or temporarily hidden by clouds.
Indian Paintbrushes dotting the hillsides.
Mt. Rainier is so deceiving, it looks so close, but it still a long way to the top.
The perfect lunch spot.
The wildlife at Mt. Rainier is pretty friendly because they are used to crowds and people everywhere in the Summertime.
Clouds rolling in as we make our way down.
Mt. Rainier before it became completely hidden.
Lunch with a view!
Biggest hiking advice: invest in some good trekking poles. They give your arms a great workout and help with stability on rocky terrain.