The girls and I took a drive up to meet our friends The McCarty's on an August day. Analise was almost one. I always feel like I am coming home when I come to Mt. Rainier.
We took a beautiful and challenging hike up to a high mountain waterfall and meadow.
The kids found a natural rock slide and had some fun.
The creek was raging.
The kiddos and moms spent a lot of time hiking together. Amy really enjoys hiking with Carolee especially. They like telling stories together. Janelle likes to hide gummy bears which Amy also enjoys.
I enjoyed listening to the glacier fed creek.
It was August but there was still this patch of snow in a shady spot.
I enjoyed hanging out at the waterfall.
Analise slept for quite awhile on my back and seemed to enjoy herself also.
The high waterfall was beautiful.
We continued up to a high meadow for some stunning mountain views.
Mike continued on a long loop and the rest of us made the long trek back down the trail.
The kids did a great job, especially considering we were climbing at altitude. This hike was app. 8 miles RT. This was Amy's new record!
When we got back to camp, Analise was dubbed "The Queen of Dirt".
The trip was made complete by a morning trip up to Paradise to take in the amazing mountain view.