On The Way To Mt. Rainier

On The Way To Mt. Rainier. Mt. Rainier is the most beautiful landmark in Washington State. With waterfalls, rivers, trails, forests and ponds; there is something beautiful for all to see and explore. Being a native of Washington state, its silly of me to have never visited Mt. Rainier, but i guess there is a first for everyone.

I did not set out to see Mt. Rainier but yet, it found me. My Church facilitates a Royal Rangers Outpost (Much like Boy Scouts). We went to the breathtaking forests in Naches (Naa-cheese) with roughly  a thousand leaders and boys from ages 8-19. We set up our camp sites and settled in for four days in the rough. After the excursion, all eleven of our outpost made it up the mountain (By car) and stopped off for a quick hike before returning home.

Well, all I can say is it is breath taking. At nearly 80 degrees there was still ice and snow on the peaks and trails. And you guessed it, there were some major snowball fights.


We decided to stick to the trails as advised by the park ranger. The reason is that with footsteps all over the hills, it may inhibit the future growth of the plant life.

The trails winded up and around and eventually we ended up high looking down on a small body of water (Much like the one in the picture, except a little smaller). The water looked so clear and pristine. It partly made me thirsty. The air was fresh and invigorating. I was surprised  to see hundreds of others swarming the trail taking pictures and enjoying the serene beauty. The boys ran, jumped and explored for hours.

I never thought this short stop would end up be one of the most enjoyable parts of our camping adventure.


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