1 month ago

This trail offers fantastic views of both Mt. Rainier as well as Mt. Adams and the surrounding area. When we went up, 8/16/18, we only made it about 3.5 miles up the trail. For a less experienced hiker like me, the elevation gain can get a little intense. Be prepared with plenty of water and food! The trail itself was very easy to follow since all of the snow had already melted away. However, there were areas where the trail wasn’t maintained properly; the ground was soft in places and led to a fear of falling down the slope! Other than that, it was a magnificent hike. Several nice little creeks to cross and plenty of places to view the mountains. Hoping to complete the summit once I’m in a little better hiking shape!