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I visited Mt. Rainer in August and as we climbed to the main Lodge it was completely snow covered. The fireplace was burning, i was wearing a light jacket as I watched people were preparing for a day of skiing.
It was a pretty cool expereince.
I went hiking on the Lakes trail near the Paradise Lodge. It was about a three hour hike, probably beginner/medium level. It was a beautiful day with a clear view of Mt. Rainier and views of Lake Louise and Reflection Lake. Highly recommended!over 5 years ago
I remember several trips to Mount Rainier as a very young child. I remember hiking out trails before the snow melted off and being forced to turn back when a cliff side trail dissappeared beneath a massive drift. I remember a morning by a mountain lake followed by torrential downpours that chased us off the mountain. I think my sister and I were even carried by a ranger for part of that trip. I remember sledding on a slope of Mount Rainier. I remember trying to swim in glacier fed, crystal clear rivers, barely above freezing. I remember drives with plummeting mountain sides made even steeper to my young mind by the trunks of evergreens barely steeper than they.
All of my memories of this great mountain are fond, even the ones that maybe shouldn’t be. Mount Rainier inspires my soul. I’m glad for Mount Rainier.over 5 years ago
Breath taking… I have been there a thousand times and hope to go even more.. For u snowboarders who dont mind a hike there is nothing like it. The drive up the mountain is so peaceful.. Take a break on the way up and check out Christine fall.. During the summer take the drive past paradise to a small lake just off the side of the road, take a minute to take it all in,the lake is glacier water so it is deep blue. During the winter hike straight up from paradise lodge, u will never forget it, the glaciers on the left and snowy mountain peaks to the right, and recommend seeing this not once or twice but as much as u can get away..over 5 years ago