Sunrise, Sunset; New Years Day 2019

Looking East Golden morning Mountain's not out Creeping light Sunset on Mt Rainier The Brothers

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Upper Lena Lake overnight

The trail to Upper Lena Lake starts out on the trail to Lena Lake at about 700’ elevation, climbing steadily but manageably over a well-maintained Forest Service trail for 1300’ vertical in just over 3 miles. It’s a relatively easy walk, so Lena Lake is a popular place, and the campground was already near full … Continue reading Upper Lena Lake overnight

Lake Angeles Redux

I arrived at the Wilderness information center in Port Angeles 930am, about three hours after leaving Seattle. For a summer Saturday, the line for permits was not too bad. Most of the people ahead of me were headed to the Pacific coast beaches, and the rangers were telling them to be prepared to spend the … Continue reading Lake Angeles Redux

Mt Rainier Day Hiking from Sunrise

The thing that gets me most about Mt Rainier is it's 'there-ness.' On clear day, the mountain hovers over Seattle like a lumpy white ghost, appearing unexpectedly as one comes over one of Seattle's hills or in between buildings, while crossing intersections. No matter how many times I see it, I find it impossible to … Continue reading Mt Rainier Day Hiking from Sunrise