Post Tagged with: "Mount Rainier"

Heliotrope Ridge

Heliotrope Ridge

After the long dry spell of October, the normal weather patterns have returned to the northwest, and despite a mediocre general prediction for the winter snow pack, things have gotten off to a good start in early November. A few storms have come through, and most importantly cold temperatures have remained afterward, allowing light fluffy “rocky mountain” powder snow to linger in the high elevations

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Community
A September Idyll at Klapatche Park

A September Idyll at Klapatche Park

Some travelers seem to blast through the Wonderland Trail as a test of will and endurance, a daily torture trial of miles and elevation gained. For me, though, with some extra days to make the trip it was the long lazy warm afternoons at certain special camps that really made the experience. Klapatche Park Camp is one of those, and one where the afternoon idylls can be accompanied in September by blissful hours of blueberry grazing.

by September 23, 2013 0 comments Trails
Fire Lookouts for a Hike to a View

Fire Lookouts for a Hike to a View

Though you can see Mount Rainier at Sunrise the views are even more compelling as you head out on the trail with views of the Emmons glacier, Mount Rainier, Berkeley Park, Lodi Creek, Willis Wall and Mount Ruth.

by August 14, 2013 0 comments Trails
Early Spring Washington Hikes

Early Spring Washington Hikes

I am apt to cringe when someone asks about my favorite photography sites in the Pacific Northwest. How can I choose when there are so many? Though it’s still winter, I am already eagerly anticipating my favorite spring hikes in Washington.

by March 25, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Heart Lake and Other Romantic Hikes

Heart Lake and Other Romantic Hikes

Since its Valentine’s Day have you ever wondered how many Heart Lakes there are in Washington? Or sought a romantic sunset after a hike with your sweetheart? A search on The Internet turned up several Heart Lakes including Heart Lake (Anacortes), Little Heart and Big Heart Lake (West Fork Foss River), Heart Lake in the northern Olympics and a Heart Lake in the Goat Rock Wilderness.

by February 13, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Snowshoeing Mount Rainier

Snowshoeing Mount Rainier

We’ve yet to meet a hiker, snowshoer, or skier who didn’t enjoy winter recreation at Mount Rainier National Park, especially Paradise. There are plenty of options for snowshoers between Longmire and Paradise ranging from short trips to more strenuous trips such as Mazama Ridge. Even non-hikers will be rewarded with the views from Paradise, especially when Mount Rainier emerges from the clouds or wears a cap of lenticular clouds tinted with alpenglow.

by January 21, 2013 0 comments Trails
Photographing Glacial Change – Visual Reality

Photographing Glacial Change – Visual Reality

When I was 12, I visited Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska with my parents and grandparents who had grown up in Juneau and been there for years. I took photos with my 35 mm point and shoot camera, not realizing then that I was capturing something that would slowly recede into the mists of time.

by January 7, 2013 0 comments Community, Earth, Trails
One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

If you’ve ever wondered how best to enjoy Mount Rainier, Douglas Lorain’s got a trail for you. “One Best Hike: Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail” is[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Skills, Trails
My First Trip to Camp Muir: A Florida Boy Finds His Love for the Mountains

My First Trip to Camp Muir: A Florida Boy Finds His Love for the Mountains

Floridians aren’t usually associated with mountains. Growing up in South Florida, the highest point in the state is a mere 345 feet. When I announced[Read More…]

by August 10, 2012 0 comments Fireside, Trails