18 July 2010

Take a hike

If this blog has encouraged you to get outside more, go on a walk, a hike, or a camping trip than I am delighted beyond words. Especially if you live in Washington, there is little excuse to not take part in all the beauty which surrounds us. This weekend we sought off on another hiking adventure, this time to Summit Lake. Now the name might be a bit deceiving because we were not summiting anything, but it offered breathtaking views of Rainier at every bend.

A field of mountain lilies, I wanted to bring them all home with me.

Summit Lake was clear and the most pristine alpine lake I have ever laid eyes on.

After a little balancing act with the backpacks a temporary tripod was made for this photo.

The trail was relatively empty given the fact it was a glorious Saturday afternoon.

From a distance, Summit Lake was the beautiful shade of blue against all the green.

Rainier seemed so close, it felt like you could just hike over to it.

A picture perfect place for lunch.

So we got a little dirty driving up the Forest Service road, so what.

1 comment:

Ketsy said...

It has been way too long since I checked in on you! And yes, you have definitely inspired my little family to get outside. In fact, we are looking for a place to camp/hike this weekend and I think we may head down to good old Rainier!