Friday, August 3, 2018

Emmons Overlook, #MountRainier - #SaturdaySnapshot

Last week I posted a picture of the White River near Greenwater, WA. Several days after that excursion, I joined the senior center group for a hike in Mount Rainier National Park and got a view of the White River at its source - the Emmons Glacier. (Click on photos to enlarge.) 

Our first good look at the Emmons Glacier
and the small lake below it.
A shady spot for lunch with a gorgeous view.
Our hike had only 300 feet of elevation gain, but the starting altitude of 6,400 feet made the air a little thin. The trail to the overlook wasn't difficult, except for the last stretch that led to this viewpoint. Whew!
The view was worth the climb. That ribbon of white (lower left) 

is the White River. The lake really is that color.
Beauty - no matter which way we looked.
This trail was more fun to walk down
than up. We kicked up a lot of dust, too.
We took a short detour to explore Shadow Lake.

A selfie to prove I was there.
I love my new hat.
Even though I've lived in Washington State for fifteen years, I never tire of the sight of magnificent Mount Rainier. It takes my breath away! The views on this hike were truly amazing and worth the uphill trek.

More about Mount Rainier's glaciers and the Emmons Glacier in particular here: Glaciers
Info and map of hiking trails from the Sunrise Visitor Center here: Sunrise Area Trails

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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. The views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding landscape were amazing, Jackie.

  2. You live in a beautiful wonderland, and while I have visited parts of Oregon and Washington, I often envy those who actually get to live there.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed my photos, Laurel-Rain. I love living in Washington, and I try to take advantage of the beauty around me as often as possible. I'll keep going on walks and hikes as long as I'm able.

  4. This was an amazing hike. Oddly, I read an article this week that named Mt. Rainier as potentially the most dangerous spot in the country. Probably hype. Glad it didn't blow up on you.

    I love seeing all the hikes you have participated in. You have seen some beautiful country and it is so nice of you to share it with us.

  5. Oh, Sandy. How lucky you are, and how smart to get outside and take advantage of it. Love the hat, too.

  6. Deb: I keep reading that Mount Rainier is overdue to "blow." But I figure hiking its trails is still safer than driving on the freeway!
    Lynne: I know I'm lucky. I'll keep taking advantage of my beautiful surroundings as long as I can put one foot in front of the other.

  7. This area is one of my favorite places to go. I've never hiked it though. My daughter and her boyfriend camp near this area every year. It's just gorgeous. Love your selfie!!!

  8. Thanks again, Sandy, for taking me places i no longer go. The closest I get to Mt. Rainier now is to hike out to the bluff past my place and gaze at it in all its majesty across the Green River valley.


  9. Grace: I love this area, too. This was my first time to Sunrise in a long time.
    Judy: Glad you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for leaving a comment.
    Colleen: I'm delighted that you feel a part of my adventures.

  10. Sandy, I think you would fit right in here in France where the "seniors" go on strenuous walks and never seem to slow down. The scenery is amazing and I can't imagine that you didn't put in quite a climb to get there.

  11. Thank you, Paulita. A couple of my friends are going on a hiking adventure in France in a few weeks. Sure wish I could go with them.


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