We ventured into the gorgeous Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest this week
Our first hike took us to Sheep Lake, which is along the Pacific Crest Trail!
Hazel dipped her feet into the alpine water
Then we found a picturesque picnic spot
This table rock became a landmark on the way up
So we stopped here on the way back down
Hazel counted every step of her descent: just over 5500!
We set up camp at our new favorite site (#31)
And headed down our private trail to the White River to cool off
We were lucky to have a calm area in which to wade. Outside the sandbar the river was raging (Also, have you ever seen a whiter river?)
Noodles for dinner
The next morning: Mount Rainier’s Sunrise area
Hazel took this one
We encountered some unexpected conditions (foreshadowing)
Frozen Lake living up to its name
The breathtaking calm before the snow
We did about a quarter mile of sliding down this stuff. The grownups were 100% holding the children up. Quite an adventure!
Yes, Landry’s in! (Back at the campsite)
Later: tired kids roasting dogs
Day 3: Grove of the Patriarchs
Our trail was along the crystal-clear Ohanapecosh River
The towering trees did not disappoint
But the bouncy one-person-at-a-time suspension bridge was unforgettable!
RECOMMENDED ONE PERSON ON BRIDGE AT A TIME
Parting shot by Landry 🙂