We've had a great time out here and I'm not really ready to go back. Friday was an amazing day, we went to Mt. Rainier! We did a little 'hiking' in Discovery Park Wednesday morning, but today was really the only time we actually hiked. And it was so much fun!! I was worried this morning because I did not sleep well last night and we've been doing a lot of walking around the city, climbing steep hills, and running or working out in the hotel gym each morning. Thankfully, my knee and legs cooperated and I was ready to go!!
We chose two easy hikes, two intermediate and one quick climb down and up to see the absolutely stunning Narada Falls! We also drove along the South and East sides of the park, and stopped at Paradise, which is where a lot of hard core hikers leave to summit the mountain! It was hilarious to see casual tourists wearing everything from flip flops to dresses and then hikers and snowboarders in all their gear! I guess we were somewhere in between! The only real hiking gear we have is the backpack we bought at REI earlier this week!
(yes, that's snow. it was crazy.)
Next time I write, I'll be back in NYC. Have a great weekend!
- Do you like hiking?
- Have you ever tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding?
- How are you coping with the heat?