Two years ago our family vacation was climbing Mt. Rainier. Despite valiant efforts it was only my brother, George, and friend, Katie, who made the summit. Brenna’s quote during the climb was, “You said this would be hard but this is horrible!” We may not have made it to the top but we were good enough to make their equipment rental video.
It was much more pleasant to be a just a site seer this time around. The difference between the Paradise area in August and June is amazing. In August there is a beautiful field of wild flowers, in June, nothing but snow. Do you notice the difference between these photos which are taken in essentially the exact same place?
Our campsite was another of wonder. We stayed at the Ohanapecosh campground in the Southeast corner of the park. It almost has a fairy tale quality about it. The trees tower over 100 feet above and moss covers the trunks and hangs from branches.