September 20, 2013
On our last day visiting the areas in and around Mt. Rainier National Park we drove up to Sunrise, which has some very cool historical buildings including a visitor center near the peak with beautiful views of Mt. Rainier. On the way up to the peak there are several interesting rock formations including andesite lava columns pictured below. The day we went was very misty and cloudy however, so we didn't see much of mountain. Fog was pouring over the top of Sunrise and it was really beautiful to watch it tumble down the meadows, so we hiked further toward Sunrise's peak and watched the mist billowing up over the edge. It was surreal and gorgeous.
September 15, 2013
After our gondola ride (featured in Rainier visit pt 1), we ended up on top of Crystal Mountain, with great views of Mt. Rainier and other peaks.
September 8, 2013
Dustin's parents got us a wonderful china set by Franciscan China named the "Starburst," and it is amazing. It doesn't get more atomic than this. And some more Rowen for good measure.
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September 4, 2013
September 3, 2013
For two nights during Dustin's family's visit, we stayed at the Alta Crystal Resort which is right near one of the entrances to Mt. Rainier National Park. There was some great hiking immediately around the resort - the pictures in this set show Goat Falls and the picturesque cabins along the creek near the resort. We were also only 10 minutes away from the gondola that takes you up Crystal Mountain for a great view of several other peaks, including of course Mt. Rainier.