Saturday, September 29, 2012


Back from a very successful trip. More soon on Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Foz do Iguazu, and Montevideo!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Hiking on Mt. Rainier's Burroughs Mountain Trail

Enjoying the view at Second Burroughs Mountain

Mt. Rainier is undoubtedly one of the highlights of a trip to Seattle. Just as Tokyo's very identity rests on Mt. Fuji, Mt. Rainier is part of Seattle. It is not always visible from the city, but is always there in the minds of people who live here. People here in Seattle refer to Mt. Rainier simply as "The Mountain" and the sight of the mountain when it does decide to show itself never gets old.

If you want to visit Mt. Rainier, there are two sides that are usually visited: Paradise and Sunrise. Paradise is the side that you will see if you decide to take a tour to the mountain and it is beautiful in itself, but I prefer Sunrise for the quieter trails and stark tundra landscape. The other day I took a trip to Sunrise to show the mountain off to a friend who is visiting from out of town, and these are the photos from the hike.

Almost to Sunrise

Mt. Rainier

After the break, more photos from the hike up the Burroughs Mountain Trail, past Frozen Lake. Plus, we'll have information on how to get here and what to expect.