Thursday, August 18, 2005

New Tacoma Narrows Bridge being built aside the current bridge

Bridge across Carbon River gorge on the way to Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier is within view

We are getting closer to Mt. Rainier

Forested mountainside

Mowich Lake in Mt. Rainier National Park

Mowich Lake is at elevation 4,925 feet

Mowich Lake

The water is crystal clear

My Dad is ready to start the hike

And so am I

We begin our hike on Spray Falls Trail

The trail ascends over 1,000 feet

Mt. Rainier at Eagle's Roost viewpoint

Zoom in on Mt. Rainier

The trailblazers at Eagle's Roost

Sheer drops at the trail's edge

Creek downstream

Creek upstream

Another creek

We reached the meadows of Spray Park

We are close to the cloud layer of Mt. Rainier

Clouds float by almost within reach

After hiking 3 miles and 1,000 feet ascent, we stopped for lunch in the meadow

Sheer drop

Mossy boulders

Rock slide

Creek bridge

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