Tagged this one after doing Shriner Peak earlier in the day (made for a nice 11.6 mile, 4900 foot gain day). A fun, fairly steep little hike with a great payoff at the top. Amazing views of Rainier and Goat Rocks and even Adams looked nice in the distance. My feet felt like they were glued to the ground on the way up, but still made it in 50 minutes. 30 minutes back down with a stop at the viewpoint a few hundred feet below the summit for some pictures. Made it back to the trailhead just as the sun was setting, when I saw a 'UFO' hovering over the Tatoosh. Great end to a fun day.
Had done one in the Goat Rocks earlier in the day and was going to do another this afternoon but ran out of time. Snuck in and got this one done instead. Pretty constant climb on the short hike in. 1400 feet in about a mile and a half. Did it in about 40 minutes or so. Only had small glimpses of Rainier. Hiked back down the cliff edge on the way back.
Came on a cloudy day and missed out on the volcanoes. Still the views were impressive and lookout staffer Bud Pamko was worth meeting. This is one I will return to for a sunset on a clear day.
Snuck this one in the early morning hours while my wife was still sleeping in Ohanepecosh Campground. I dodged about 7 elk on the way and scared one medium sized black bear (on the road) A neat little hike to a great viewpoint. Bob Bolton had recommended this one and he was right on. I spent an hour on top and just enjoyed the panoramic views in all directions.
Too bad the clouds started coming in and quickly took away any decent lighting for my photos. Come on Bob and Paul, post away.
I hiked this one on a gorgeous day. Fantastic view of Rainier.