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Tag: Mt Rainier

12 Best Day Trips from Seattle

One of the many wonderful things about living in Seattle or visiting Seattle is that there are so many things to do outside the city! Seattle is surrounded by a vast diversity of landscapes within a few hours, including islands, forests, mountains, orchards, farmland and desert canyons. In this...

Mother Mountain Loop Backpacking in Mt Rainier

Looking for a less-hassle or shorter alternative to the Wonderland Trail? Want to experience all Mt Rainier has to offer – epic mountain views, spectacular wildflowers, lakes, forest and the occasional marmot or black bear? Want to do a backpacking trip in a few days instead of weeks? Not...

Tolmie Peak Lookout Hike: Big Views of Mt Rainier

Imagine the best views around of Mt Rainier, two alpine lakes and incredible wildflowers and you’ve got the Tolmie Peak Lookout hike. At close to 8 miles round trip and 1100 feet of elevation gain, it’s a moderate day hike. A long gravel road and being located on the...

Naches Peak Loop Hike: Wildflowers and fall colors

The Naches Peak Loop hike is one of my favorite hikes in Mt Rainier National Park and even in all of Washington State! I’ve written about it before, including in my post about Mt Rainier wildflower hikes and my post for a day trip to Mt Rainier. This hike...

Mt Fremont Hike: Big Views of Mt Rainier

Looking for a big view of Mt Rainier with views from the whole trail? The Mt Fremont hike is a fantastic choice when Sunrise is open (late June through September)! This hike has views from every step and at 6 miles round trip and 800 feet of elevation gain,...

Lower Eastside Trail Loop Hike in Mt Rainier

When the roads on the East side of Mt Rainier National Park open (usually in late May) until they close in the first heavy snows of fall (sometime in November), this Lower eastside trail loop hike in Mt Rainier is the perfect way to get away from crowds, and...

April in Mt Rainier National Park

National Park Week starts on Saturday, April 20th with free admission to parks that day! National Park Week is an awesome event to highlight and celebrate our public lands, although it comes at an awkward time to visit Mt Rainier National Park. That said, you can still have an...

Spring Snowshoeing Mt Rainier

Why Spring Snowshoeing at Mt Rainier? If you’re done with snow and ready to pack the snowshoes into the back of the closet, I totally get it! But let me try to convince you not to put them away just yet…the glorious spring snowshoeing season is here and once...

First Day Hike 2019

The first day hike tradition is a relaxing, beautiful and healthy way to start the new year! We’ve kept this tradition for many years and we always look forward to it. If you’re following along #getoutallwinter then you already have some ideas for how to get outside on New...

Winter Day trip to Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier’s famous wildflowers and high mountain meadows are covered in deep snow, fog, clouds, rain and snow frequently limit the views and yet this is an AWESOME time for a day at Mt Rainier! If you’re looking to #getoutallwinter, a winter day trip to Mt Rainier is an...