I love to hike. I've climbed Mt Rainier four times.
Here I am (left) enjoying the view with my good friend Mick (right),
while on the way up to Camp Muir base camp (4th climb).
At Camp Curtis (about 9000 ft) just below Camp Schurman
base camp (3rd climb).
Our tents are on far left (four dots in snow), and the route goes
above and to the right. You can see folks traversing across (three
dots). We had to move very quickly through there due to danger
of ice and rock fall from a steep face above and to the top right
(not in picture).
Getting close to the top of Mt. Rainier looking SE towards Mt Adams.
Do you see the face in the rock (right)?
Sometimes Mt Rainier plays tricks on your mind. Which way is up?
Turn your head left. :-)
The early morning sun makes the snow glow red on the way up
to the summit.
Here I am signing the Summit book a few feet from the top
of Mt Rainier.
On the top of Mt. Rainier (14,411 ft). I felt the presents of God up there.
From the top of Mt Rainier the view is unbelievable!
In memory of Doug Fowler (my roommate back in UW college)
who fell while trying to climb up Liberty Ridge on Mt. Rainier.