Mount Rainier National Park: Epic Hike to Third Burroughs

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    1. Thank you, Marcus! I’m glad you enjoyed this post. It was a fun one to write, although revisiting our hike has me longing to return to my beloved mountain right now!

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  1. Absolutely marvelous post, Marsi. Your images are enthralling along with your narrative. What a gorgeous adventure–thank you for taking me on it. I appreciate you following my photography blog and I will surely enjoy following yours. Happy Earth Day! 🌏

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  2. Hi Marsi, I’m so glad I followed you back from your post on my book blog and happened upon this post with such amazing pictures! The hike on Earth Day also happens to be my birthday so I feel like you hiked for me too lol, as I”m disabled by pain and no way could do it any longer. I just loved all of the great views of all I would have loved to see of Mt. Ranier. Your hike was just amazing and seemed to go so perfectly. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I’m so sorry that you are unable to hike anymore, but am happy that you enjoyed coming along on my journey virtually. Part of the reason I’m trying to do more big hikes is that both of my parents couldn’t, so I hike for them too. Thank you for following! I hope my future posts will bring a little joy to your days.

      A friend of mine shares your Earth Day birthday, and was actually born on the first Earth Day. My Mount Rainier hike was actually last fall, I’m just way behind on blogging. I’m trying do posts of my 2018 four-month road trip in order, and this Rainier hike (my favorite ever!) just happened to fall on Earth Day.

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  3. I don’t know what it is about Mount Rainier National Park but ever since I came across images of it, mostly on Instagram, I can’t get it out of my head. Your hike looks and sounds amazing and your photos are nothing short of stunning. I would love to visit the park during the summer month to see the wildflowers

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  4. Thank you so much for stopping by at our blog and leaving a comment.
    Your hike and wonderful photos of Mt Rainier is top notch. We hiked at Mt Rainier one beautiful autumn day and boy the colors were amazing. So it is interesting to see your photos of your hike covered in white. It is a different perspective from fall colors.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I’m so glad you enjoyed our pictures.

      A major reason we took a mid career break to make our 4-month National Parks road trip last year is that we wanted to see places that we probably won’t be able to hike 20+ years from now when we are (hopefully) retired. That said, when I started our trip I wasn’t the fittest. The elevation and longer hikes (than I take at home) gradually made me stronger. But it was still a challenging and exhausting hike 🙂

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  5. Wow, absolutely stunning photos! When we went back in May/June, many of the roads were still closed off. I would love to go and explore the park again in a more reasonable month for day hikes! Thanks for sharing this, it really inspires me to get back out west.

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    1. Thanks so much! We were lucky to have such good weather and light for photography. Those clouds radiating from the mountain were just incredible. I imagine there was still a ton of snow there in May/June. September was an ideal time to go – before rainy (snowy) season began but after peak crowds. I hope you are able to get back out west soon!

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    1. Thank you, Raquel! Although I’ve only spent a couple of months in the PNW, my love of region runs deep. It’s therapeutic to (virtually) revisit the incredible places I’ve been so fortunate to see, and helps to subdue the wanderlust a bit. Once I wrap up a couple of house projects, I plan to start blogging again. I should have made that a “personal goal” in January!

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    1. We got to see just the perfect amount of snow, and had really lucky timing that the mountain was “out” that day. September is a great time to go!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Geri! The hikes are closer to home these days, but I do have a huge backlog of adventure photos to post once I find a little free time (or get better at my time management, haha).

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