It was more than two weeks since my last hike so I was getting a little antsy and needed to get out. Yesterday I hiked the Skyline trail at Mt. Rainier but it was a cloudy morning so the views were obscured. The weather went from clouds to mist to rain to sleet and at one point I think it was snowing. The weather got better once I started driving down the mountain so I stopped and did a couple short hikes on my way home.
Creek across a cloudy meadow.
Saw this marmot chilling on a rock.
And this squirrel came right up to me to beg for food.
This was my main carry for the day.
Anybody else use the facilities at 7000 feet yesterday?
This trail has one of the nicest pit toilettes that I've ever seen. It uses a cliff face as two of the walls and the rest is built from rocks that would have been found in the area. It was also very clean inside.
In addition, it has a cool little hobbit door.
Most of the wildflowers were gone but you can see a few left along this little creek.
This little guy also came along for the hike.
A small falls.
A bigger falls.
The next few shots were taken on my way down the mountain.