The boundless beauty of the PNW keeps me amazed. I have been to Mt Rainier's Carbon River Glacier area numerous times, but only recently hiked to Summit Lake (just outside of the park's boundary).
The views from the ridge were so great that I went there twice this Summer. The first time, Mt Rainier was very shy hiding behind the clouds and teasing us with only glimpses of her majestic dominance. The second time, a group of us got the privilege to see the mountain in all her glory.
"Thanks for a wonderful day hike Lidia. This was my first hike in the Mt. Rainier area. With a good diet and exercise most of your health issues will clear up. Hiking is like dancing, you get a really good workout but the time just flies by. You sure don't get this view at the gym. Thanks again Lidia."