This was my second attempt. The first time I was experimenting with AMS and had uncontrollable giggles caused by a train of men with babies on their chests. But...this is a great mountain and amazing views.
Hiked many many times. First time on a weekend in August 1994.
Great day. Clear sky, stars everywhere. Enjoyable trip.
A beautiful hike up the trail. The ground was frosty but no snow yet. Coming around the summit, Mt. Rainier exploded into view. We took a nap in the warm sun before heading back down the trail for a bumpy ride home.
A very nice easy hike through colorful meadows in Autumn. Excellent views over towards the Goat Rocks crest though they were hidden a bit on this day by clouds.
Rough road in made the drive longer than expected, but this trail goes fast. Wish the clouds would have been a bit higher as the views are tremendous here. Didn't see any goats but a very friendly chipmunk resides on the summit. Easy hike and very enjoyable.