Thursday, August 3, 2017

Trip to Mt. Rainier

Malachi and his family invited us to go with them on a day trip to Mt. Rainier.  We got to use our National Park Senior Pass for the first time and so we got in free.  The cost for a car was $25 so we already more than made up the $10 we paid for the lifetime National Park Pass.

 First we stopped for a picnic lunch.  The weather was beautiful.

 Then we went on the Longmire hike called Trail of Shadows.  It's a very short hike (.7 miles roundtrip), paved, and level, around some interesting hot mineral springs.

 There were plenty of fallen logs alongside the trail for people to climb on.

 We love it out in the woods.  Washington is one of the most beautiful states in the country.

 It's fun for kids to be outdoors in the woods and away from the city.

 We wanted to do another hike so we went up to Cougar Rock to do a hike there.

 It starts out with a foot bridge across a stream from one of the glaciers.

 This hike was uphill and kind of steep.

Here we are at the waterfall lookout.  It was a very enjoyable day with Malachi and his family.