Mt. Rainier Vacation

I had a vacation from work, so Hubby and I packed up and visited the kids.  I got a much needed family fix!

We also went to one of our favorite places to spend a vacation…Mt. Rainier.  You can see a few photos from previous trips by clicking here and here.

This time, I am going to share a lot of photos, so this will be a picture heavy post.  In fact, the next couple of blog posts will be picture heavy.   My good camera bit the dust some time ago, and has never been replaced, but the pocket camera does a decent job.

There is no internet/cell service at Mt. Rainier, but visiting in October is well worth the disconnect from the rest of the world!

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Mt. Rainier

In the past, Hubby and I have camped with a tent, but on this trip we stayed at the lodge in Longmire.

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

The mountain was out!  This is the view when standing in front of the lodge.  As you can see, the weather was great!

We drove up to Paradise and spent time hiking up there.  One can spend days at Paradise as there are several trails to choose from.

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Yours Truly hiking at Paradise.

Mt. Rainier

Myrtle Falls

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

The weather is quite changeable.  A snowstorm breezed through on the mountain while we were hiking. 

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

Yes, the mornings were quite cool, but the fall color and majesty of the park are well worth the visit!

13 responses to “Mt. Rainier Vacation

  1. Such beautiful country!!!!! Lucky you! I am sure you enjoyed each and every minute!!! Hugs

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  2. It was beautiful there and loved spending the time with you!!! Some of those hikes were killers but we survived!!!

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  3. Very nice photos. Mt. Rainier is in my backyard and ever present in our landscape.

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  5. The mountain was “out”….a favorite saying I remember from my 2 years living in Tacoma and Puyallup. I worked for a man who had a “window seat” at his desk of the mountain. His secretary would warn us off on days when the mountain was “not out”. Beautiful photographs. I wish we had taken better advantage of that area when we were there, young, and fit!

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    • Although I live on the east side of the state, I’ve grown up with ‘the mountain is out!’ so don’t think of the phrase when I hear it. I guess it could be a little odd to those who aren’t familiar with this area. Ha, ha!

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  7. Beautiful pictures Laura. Just found your site. Thanks for sharing!!

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