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Not a better place to grab a sunrise shot of Mt. Rainier. You stand on the east side of the lake and wait for the sunrise to come up behind you. The reflection from the water while pointing your camera towards Mt. Rainier. If you're...More
Traveled to Seattle for a wedding. Friends took us to the Naches Peak Loop. For me, was the best scenery of the whole trip (Seattle, Yakima, Portland). Gorgeous fall color on the huckleberry bushes (red), green pines, blue skies, reflective lakes, and Mt. Rainier. We...More
My first day of mountain hiking in my life! This was listed as easy, but there are some seriously steep parts and my step counter says it's also longer than the listed four-ish miles. We took our time, enjoyed the four bodies of water---I'd say...More
This was listed as an "easy" hike but let me warn you there are some steep sections - not where you need to scramble on all fours, but you might need to take a break if you're not in great shape. Heed the suggestion to...More
We visited in August and we enjoyed the meadows full of wild flowers. The loop has great views of Mount Rainier. There are alpine lakes along the trail. It is not a difficult trail and even 7-9 year old children in our group had a...More
Stunning walk. We did it with our 3 small daughters ages 10, 6, and 3. They were totally fine but they like to hike so YMMV.
We were unprepared for mosquitoes (went mid-July) since the snow-melt causes lots of standing water and unusually warm weather...More
There is a large parking lot, pit toilet and some picnic tables near the parking lot. At the top of the parking lot (away from the road) is the start of several hiking trails. The Tipsoo Lake Loop is flat and goes around a small...More