Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 8.8 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 838.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 869 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 109301 feet

Yet another forest road hike, but they actually work out well since there are typically NO people and few cars on these roads.  We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, although it was very warm in the sun.  Under the canopy it felt very cool though.

We tried do a loop hike but when we came to what should be a bridge over a creek there was nothing but profuse vegetation.  We tried to get through this thick vegetation but were unsuccessful, and were concerned about twisting ankles or falling.  I did get caught in some blackberry vines, and they certainly hurt.  We turned around and simply made this an out-and-back hike as a result.

The Foxglove flowers were also starting to bloom and their colors are gorgeous.  The colors range from purple to white to pink.  Such a delight to see these flowers in bloom. 🙂

The last amazing sight was when we stepped into an opening and came upon a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier!  Always snow covered and majestic.  At over 14,000 feet in elevation, it can be seen for long distances on a clear day.  Mt. Rainier National Park is a great place to visit if you have the chance, and it’s highly recommended.

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