Looking up at the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states as seen from Paradise Lodge, Mt Rainier National Park.
Mid-summer melts feed rivers and verdant alpine meadows. From the Skyline trail.
The air was clear at 9,000 feet and Mt. Adams faced us like an old friend at the door. Below a group of day hikers trudge up the glacial fields.
Mt. Adams detail.
Dustin refills his water bottle from a impossibly clear stream emerging at the base of a glacier."
Looking up towards the unseen Summit from Camp Muir, 10,000 feet elevation.
Camp Muir, a popular overnight spot for summit parties was a small village of tents, rope, energy bars and unburdened backpacks.