Welcome back! If you?re just joining the fun (and wondering where the birds are), we?re at the end of a five-part series on Mount Rainier, a spectacular volcano just south of Seattle, Washington. Believe me, it?s well-worth a weekend trip! Today I?m leading us on one final hike: a pleasant little stroll along Skyline Trail over toward Myrtle Falls. How?s this for a view as you walk?
Start at the Paradise Inn and Visitor Center parking lot. Head to the right on Skyline Trail through the evergreens, and after a only a half mile, you come to this great view of Myrtle Falls. I love that little wooden bridge there in the middle?what a perfect spot right between two bits of gorgeous scenery!
It was hard to get the lighting in this picture just right with such a bright background and a heavily-shadowed foreground, so here?s one of just the falls below?
Myrtle Falls is quite lovely itself, but a picture of a waterfall really doesn?t do it justice. You have to hear it also to fully appreciate it?
Doesn?t that sound make all the difference? Love it!
And here?s the view from that bridge?you just need to sit here a while to fully take it in? Wow!
Well, I hope you?ve enjoyed spending the past few weeks up on Mount Rainier. You really do need to get yourself out here one weekend when the weather looks good?you won?t regret it. I?m already thinking about when I can go back with my family! Remember, if you?ve missed any of the previous posts in the series, you can find them all on the ?Mount Rainier? tab under ?categories? over there on the right. Next week it?s back to birds and boys! Dave
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