Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Snow Lake & Grove of the Patriarchs - 8/15/11

Our 4th day of vacation was a city day in Seattle before heading to Mount Rainier National Park on the night of 8/14.  We decided to camp at White River Campground near Sunrise and stay there for our last 3 nights.

On 8/15, our 5th day, we spent the morning over at the Paradise Visitor Center in Mount Rainier National Park.  There was too much cloud cover to attempt our desired hike up to Camp Muir.  We walked a short ways up the trail to look at the interesting clouds, but then had lunch and headed to a lower elevation to hike to Snow Lake.

Nick on the trail

Not sure if this is Beargrass or something else?

Nick is way up high in the rocks

Zack is chillin' and waiting for Nick
Campsite #1 at Snow Lake.  What a beautiful spot.

Snow Lake

Another view of Snow Lake

After our hike at Snow Lake (about 5 miles roundtrip), we drove back towards Sunrise and stopped at the Grove of the Patriarchs, a giant tree grove, and walked the 1.5 mile nature trail trough the trees.

The story of the trees

The pedestrian suspension bridge leading to the Grove of the Patriarchs

Who are the giants?

A pair of giants

In real life

A nice boardwalk nature trail

No arms are long enough...

Leesa can't climb this one either

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