Sunday, September 9, 2012
Waking up late leads to two things: (1) the Mt Rainier National Park entrance near Sunrise being totally jam-packed with traffic, and (2) a Plan B that consists of nearby Crystal Lakes Trail.
3 miles uphill, a gorgeous lake, then 3 miles downhill. The Crystal Lakes Trail was, as usual, more than my body cared for although this did not become apparent until we arrived at Sunrise to watch the sun set over Mt Rainier. My legs just did not want to lift my feet up any of those stairs. I pushed through it and was rewarded with some amazing colors.
The moon came out for our drive back down the mountain and it was huge.