Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hike to Summerland

Our Mountaineers group was treated to great weather, flowers, views and even a couple of bears (mama and cub) on the hike to Summerland in Mount Rainier's White River area.

Thanks to Tish, who was dubbed the "nice flower lady", we were able to watch a bear and her cub from a safe distance. Tish can spot more than just flowers, apparently.

We hiked toward Panhandle Gap to eat our lunch since the meadows are fragile and on the return trip down, we lollygagged in the meadows, taking photos and enjoying the presence of the mountain. And the bears were still in the same place when we passed by again.

We stopped at Wapiti Woolies in Greenwater for treats and to postpone our impending return to the city.

See more photos from this trip here.

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