Mt. Rainier – Day 1

August 6, 2009

Locals simply call it “The Mountain”. It’s a 14,000 foot active volcano that provides a dramatic backdrop for the sea level city of Seattle that is only 40 miles away. Fortunately, there hasn’t been an eruption in the last thousand years but they say that the two craters at the top are hot with escaping volcanic gas.

We drove to the Sunrise recreational area of on the northeast side of the Mountain and hiked the trail to Dege Peak, a great walk filled with wildflowers in bloom and fabulous views.

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