We spent the 1st couple hours of our last day of vacation repacking our luggage to be able to successfully get on the plane (no small task). There was time for a half day hike so we decided to start from the Sunrise Visitor Center and hike up Mount Fremont. This was about a 6 mile round trip and only took a couple hours. There was a 900' elevation gain. Leesa went on a separate excursion partway up Burroughs Mountain and then on the Silver Forest trail. She had also made a separate trip to Sunrise (at sunrise) to watch the sun come up. The rest of us slept until she got back.
|Horseshoe Bend, Sunrise Road|
|Frozen Lake up close|
|Looking through the flowers towards Rainier from the Lookout Tower|
|Leesa, heading towards Burroughs Mountain|
|A chipmunk found a Kashi treat from someone, or was he just hoping to?|
At 3 PM we were back at the back and it was time to head back towards Seattle for our over night flight back home. In 7 seven days, we didn't have a drop of rain. 6 sunny days, and one day with a mix of sun and clouds. We were sorry to be heading home, but it had been a perfect vacation, and a wonderful 1st trip out west for Zack and Nick.