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14 Photos from Our Adventure to Mount Rainier National Park

Our first time in this beautiful national park

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For my first story in The Outbound, I'd like to share some pics from one of our most recent trips. It was our first time visiting Mt Rainier National Park even though we live so close to it. 

The main reason why we don't usually frequent national parks is because we have a dog and they are not allowed on pretty much any trail. I understand the reason behind this rule after seeing many dog owners not following the rules (this is why we can't have nice things!). But we decided to go anyway before the snow starts to fall; I'd be hiking and Rachel would be taking care of the dog.

To summarize the trip: we drove around a lot, I hiked the Lakes Trail and we both hiked to Snow Lake (it's a short trail and it was in the morning and still cool so we could leave the dog in the car).

And now, some photos I took during this trip.

Fog during the first morning in the park

Creek with the star of the park in the background

Christine Falls

Glacial water

Bring enough batteries and memory cards!

Louise Lake

Berries at the shore of one of the many lakes in the Lakes Trail

Drives are pretty good there too

Reflection Lake

Mt Rainier behind the clouds at sunset

Snow lake early in the morning

Bench Lake

Somewhere in the Lakes Trail

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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