Hike #31: Reflection Lakes & Mt. Rainier Wildflowers

Hike #31: Reflection Lakes & Mt. Rainier Wildflowers
August 8, 2015
Mileage: ~6 roundtrip
Elevation Gain: ~2000 ft

MeadoWatch wildflower hike, take two. Not many flowers this time – everything had peaked already. But we collected our data and still very much enjoyed the landscape. We even caught a few glimpses of the shy Mountain, though it hid behind clouds most of the day.

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After we reached the last marker we went a bit further, into a pretty desolate landscape. Harsh, rocky, wild mountainside. But incredibly interesting and starkly beautiful.

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On our way back we saw several grouse, our only wildlife sighting of the day.

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That evening we camped at Rainier, cooked a wonderful dinner, and generally decompressed from our weeks. What a marvelous weekend with friends.

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