Sunday, July 13, 2008

Weekend at the cabin/Crystal Lakes hike


As much as I love living in Seattle - it's equally as great to get away from everything once in a while. Nick and I have been so busy lately, we really needed a nice, relaxing weekend. My family's cabin is located about 20 minutes down the road from the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, around the Mt. Rainier area. It's an easy 1 hour 30 minute drive from Seattle and it's a great place set in a wonderful cabin community.

Nick and I headed over Friday after work and then on Saturday morning we went into the Mt. Rainier National Park and went on the 8 mile (round trip) Crystal Lakes hike with my parents. We made it up to 6,200 feet and got some amazing views of the mountain and the park. Parts of the trail were pretty steep and we even had to hike up through some snow patches! Who would have thought in the middle of July! There was not a cloud in the sky, the air was so clean and it was a great way to embrace such a beautiful day.

After the long hike, we relaxed out on the deck, took a more leisurely stroll and of course, made s'mores!

Crystal Lakes Trail

Upper Crystal Lake (look how clear the water is!)

Lunch break by the lake

Upper Crystal Lake with Mt. Rainier in the background

We made it! 6,200 feet!

Team Mom and Dad

2 comments:

michelle said...

gorgeous lake!

Anonymous said...

Very nice images!

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