With rain in the forecast, our day hike to Carbon Glacier turns into an opportunity to watch the seasons tick over from summer to fall in the blink of an eye.
Forest fires almost kiboshed the trip, but inspired thinking led to an inspiring backcountry adventure at Mount Rainier.
It’s high summer, the temps are in the mid-90s, and you’re heading to eastern Washington. Might as well take a hike.
After a summer filled with forest fire smoke, we headed to Olympic National Park to try to escape the heat.
“You’ve got to do the Chief,” she said, leaning across the table intently. Perhaps I should have taken her enthusiasm as a warning?