Sunday, 29 September 2013
We had planned to go hiking in the Mount Rainier National Park on our way back up to Seattle from Portland. This, however, was before we realised what the weather would be like on that day. While the low cloud didn't allow us to see the imposing mountain other than on the model in the visitor's center (and did make us renounce our original plans to explore on foot for a few hours), the cold rain and sad weather didn't keep us from getting out of the car on numerous occasions to marvel at the amount of snow that was still left there in the middle of summer. We also spotted some local wildlife and a frozen, steaming lake, which we thought was pretty darn cool.