Heading toward downtown:
Leaving the city:
Seattle finally has some semblance of modern mass transportation:
Passing near the adoption agency where I got Joe Jetta:
Farther south, somewhere near Puyallup:
Really in the middle of nowhere ... getting close to the park:
Yes, that blue sign says "Volcano Evacuation Route":
Entering Wilkeson, the last town before entering the park:
The long and winding road:
Too cloudy to see the mountain:
The Carbon River flowing from the Carbon Glacier - the water is kinda milky-white from the mineral content:
On this side of the sign, you're in Mt. Rainier National Park ...
... and on this side, Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest.
The road was closed and we couldn't go up as far as we wanted, but we took a short hike through the rain forest:
There's Scott - he really is standing on a path:
Hiking up the mountain:
Hiking down the mountain:
Crossing that bridge when we come to it:
On our way out:
There's a steep drop-off to the right - and one lane of the road had, well - dropped off:
Looking down at the valley:
NOW the sun comes out:
Back in Seattle - for those of you who really believe it always rains here:
Hope you enjoyed our little trip!