Journal Entry: Getting the Permit

Journal Entry:  July 31, 2016 – Getting the Wilderness Permit The early morning air is crisp. Mountain weather. Even on the last day of July, it can be a little chilly. I’m wearing a fleece pullover and a gray/green wool knit hat my sister made me for Christmas. I’m not particularly fond of the colors…

The Mountain Encircled

A feast for your senses! Cascading waterfalls, swinging suspension bridges, verdant old-growth forests, wildflower meadow profusions, torrent river crossings, furry fat marmots and bands of mountain goats await on a trail that was billed by Former Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Roger Toll as a “veritable wonderland of beauty and grandeur.” Every summer, hundreds of…