Apparently I should whine more often…after the last post, just when I needed sunshine and views the most, I was given exactly what I yearned for. The forecast called for sun above the cold layer of fog in the lowlands, so Carlos, JK and I drove down to Paradise on Mount Rainier to see if we could, well, see anything this time. Two weeks ago we could barely spot each other in the whiteout…
The Mountain rewarded our patience with the best, sunniest, hottest February mountain weather I have ever experienced! The boys brought skis (I would too if I had any to bring) and we snowshoed our way up above Panorama Point to McClure Rock:
Enjoying the view of beautiful Mount Adams:
The boys trying a bit of skiing:
Carlos and JK with Mount Adams and Mount Hood in the background:
We stayed there as long as we could, regretting not getting an earlier start so we could have gone to Camp Muir – but now we have a very good excuse to go back!
One of the parking lot residents:
It was a perfect day (even though I managed to twist my ankle as I was running down in front of the boys to try to take some pictures of them – so my whole early morning gym experiment has been a big fail so far), and hopefully it recharged my batteries enough to last another week. I really needed this.