Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mt. Rainier Hike

This past Sunday, Diane, my brother in law Matt and I took a hike in Mt. Rainier National Park.

Under sunny skies and 80 degree weather, we headed up the five mile Rampart Ridge loop trail from the Longmire base. The hike starts off with 2 miles of pretty steep incline through the forest up to the ridge line. Once there, the trail flattens out for about a mile, and on this section you can get some great views of Mt. Rainier.

Here are some pictures I took during the hike.

After a leisurely lunch with a view of the mountain, we headed back down the 2 mile stretch back to Longmire.

All told, the hike took about 2.5 hours which included time for lunch.

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