Another Splendid Day-hike!
Saturday I hiked to Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the continental US. It’s on the east side of Mt Rainier and very easy to get to. It’s about a 2-hour drive from the cottage to the Sunrise entrance of Mt Rainier National Park. Then you drive to the White River Campground, park your car, and start walking UP.
But the trail is easy, punctuated by delicate waterfalls, and before long you are straddling the ridge of the glacier’s lateral moraine.
Emmons Moraine trail is the most bang for the buck I’ve experienced around these parts! (the most spectacular mountain wilderness scenery, for the least amount of effort to get there.)