Summerland Trail on August 9th—flowers, views, marmots and more!Sat Aug 13, 2011
We’re not sure we’ve ever seen Summerland looking more beautiful! This is a fabulous hike for anyone looking for flower-filled meadows, incredible views and marmots practicing their boxing skills.
We started out early on Friday morning, August 12th. The dense old-growth forest gave way in about 2 miles to a narrow canyon on Fryingpan Creek, the perfect photo opportunity. We started to see some peak-a-boo views of Mt. Rainier as the terrain transitioned from old-growth to subalpine at around 3 miles. At about 4 miles, we reached the beginning of the meadows of Summerland—with flowers that were thigh-high in… Read Full Story