This is day two of my time at Mt. Rainier, and another picture heavy post. For day one, click here.
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When driving through Mt. Rainier National Park, one can stop and enjoy many roadside natural beauty areas without having to hike any great distance.
This waterfall is one of them. I wish I could remember which waterfall this is, but there are quite a few.
You can see how close to the road Hubby is. So if your legs are tired of hiking, simply take a drive and occasionally stretch your legs at one of the beautiful turnouts.
If you are up for a more challenging hike, there are lots to choose from. Hubby and I decided on the Rampart Ridge Trail. It is easily found from the lodge we stayed at…no driving to the trailhead.
There is a lot of switchback hiking up to the ridge.
The next photo doesn’t seem like much until one realizes just how high one has come. Way below is the lodge that we began our hiking from.
Once up on the ridge, the view opens up to reveal Mt. Rainier.
Upon descending the loop trail, the terrain is wetter and the forest floor changes.
Many of the trees are majestic giants.
Yours Truly enjoying her foray in the woods.