This was a very nice short hike up the ridge with beautiful views of Rainier, Bumping Lake, and Mt. Adams and Mt. Stuart in the distance. There was some weird fly like insect on the rocks at the top and it was difficult to stop moving long enough for a photo but it was nice in the shade just below.
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