Wildflower and meadows hike in Rainier

Appapappa woke me up at the ungodly hour of 5 – to go to Mt. Rainier. Okay, so I am supposed to be the psycho one here – the one who people run away from because I am always suggesting hikes and walks  and such things – ask any of my friends who have had to suffer through this. It was a surprise when Appapappa decided he was going to jump onto the nature lover train, and terrorize fellow human beings into early morning hikes.

So we get up at 5, pack up N, and take off. We’re on the mountain top at 8 – I sleep through some of it, N sleeps through most of it. When we reach there, there are 2 cars parked at the parking lot, and the cafe is closed. There was fog all around and even hint of a rain. Having come this far, we decided to take a chance, so bundled N into more warm gear, packed her on the backpack and started walking on the trail. A short one – 1.5 hours. 

I am so glad we decided to do the hike. The sun peeped out through the clouds, and the fog swirled around us. We walked through alpine meadows with pretty wildflowers, and streams melting from the snow. We had to walk across some snow-fields, but that added to the fun. I got mad at appapappa coz he kept slipping and laughing( remember, he had N on his back)! Anyway, all in all, it was really a very nice hike. Oh forgot to mention – our original intention was to see the sunrise on Rainier – do you have any idea what that means? You have to get up at 3:30 in the morning and drive there to see the sunrise – mad about nature I may be, but this is probably even beyond me. Besides, it was too foggy today to see Rainier anyway.

So anyway, a nice hike all in all. And we’ve decided to come again whenever the weather promises to be sunny.

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2 thoughts on “Wildflower and meadows hike in Rainier

  1. lostonthestreet July 28, 2008 / 5:11 am

    I am so telling Ma the way you are treating N.She will be happy to know-esp the appa falling with her on the back ..

  2. Arun July 28, 2008 / 5:31 am

    Wow, it must be pretty difficult to hike carrying the kid. Are the trails there easy to walk on? No loose stones/rocks and stuff?

    I can’t imagine doing that out here with my kiddo! 😮

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