This week I was absolutely stir crazy! So I insisted that we go out to Mt. Rainier this weekend. It’s still early in the season, so most of the higher elevation hikes are still snowed in. That said, we chose the Grove of the Patriarchs to hike today. It’s one of the lower elevation trails (although it still had some snow on the ground) that’s very accommodating both in educational opportunity and level of ease. It’s a self guided tour with educational trail markers explaining the flora and fauna. Very enlightening.
The drive was tremendously scenic and the hike itself was humbling. Walking among these giants reminded us just how tiny we are. Sometimes archaic firs are just what’s needed to put things back into perspective.
We fully intend to do this more and more as the weather improves…just waiting on that snow to melt!