Monday, August 20
Since we've returned from Lux I've wanted to take the girls to see Mt. Rainier. Seeing it up close it a completely different experience from seeing it from a distance looming over the city. After reading in Sunset (or was it Seattle Magazine?) about the Sourdough Ridge Trail that was perfect for kids, full of Mt. and wild flower views I was committed to getting us there this summer. Sunday turned out to be the day we made the 2 + hour drive to Sunrise in Mt. Rainier National Park.
We passed through crummy gray drizzle in Enumclaw only to discover gorgeous sunny skies at Sunrise. We started on our walk and after 45 minutes or so realized this nature loop was too short for the amount of time it took us to drive there. We extended our hike to Frozen Lake and then looped back to Sunrise. In total it was about a 3.6 mile trek. Just right for our family.
The hike and experience did not disappoint. The flowers were so magnificent I forgot to look at the Mt. The sun felt warm on our backs and moved us along the trail. There was little whining and the girls declared this only sort of a death march. Success if you ask me!
How was your weekend?