The forest's view of So-ho-tash, which means "place of the wild raspberry." This was later anglicized to "Succotash" Valley. Although, in Eugene Ricksecker's map of the park, dated November 1906, the valley was named "Sokhotash."
This day was completely socked in with snow and clouds, but the sun broke for just a minute to allow us time to see and enjoy our tracks. I love ski tracks in fresh snow! They’re like a painter took a soft brush to the mountain.
Had a great morning on the mountain snowshoeing with Cyndy and Jon! You had better be prepared, we started in sunshine and ended in near whiteout conditions. We were prepared, but it is still scary when you can't see more than about 20 feet in any direction. #choosemountains #family #snowshoeing #mtrainier #mrnp #getfit #lovelife
Whiteout, but still bright out. 😎
Breaking trail in the mountains.
Two skiers watch a small (D2?) avalanche coming down Nisqually Glacier on Mt Rainier. Swipe right to see a closeup of the slide - #mrnp #tahoma #stratovolcano #pnw
Storm skiing in Paradise — This was one of my most memorable days of skiing in one of my favorite places... ⛷
I posted a similar image earlier from last wknd, but deleted it because I liked this one better. I’m the worst. Tatoosh Range creepin’ from Paradise Valley, #mtrainier #mrnp #pnw
Silent, snowy alpine forests.
Snow falls to the ground, then keeps falling.
Gotta get up to get down. No chairlifts and perfect conditions on Mt. Rainier last weekend.
This place is unreal. Can’t wait to go back this spring. 🏕🗻
The stunning partly-frozen Skookum Falls 😍
I’m gonna keep taking pictures of Tahoma. You guys let me know when to stop.
Blue skies and sunshine and 5,000 vertical feet of hard-earned ski turns on #mtrainier
We spent another glorious weekend on Mt. Rainier with thirty five PNW Outdoor Women. We hiked, we camped, we stared at the stars, and we reveled in time spent in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.
I don’t always snowshoe on Rainier, but when I do, I do it when I won’t see anything. 🤷🏻♂️
Descending Mt. Rainier, we encounter fellow climbers waiting to jump over a widening crevasse....
Well, there’s a bridge under there somewhere. Nothing like walking along, and then post-holing up to your crotch. Ha
These snow boots are made for walking.
Earlier today I made it out to Mount Rainier NP for the first time, and I must say I was all smiles. Absolutely loved it up there, and having the Tatoosh mountain range right there definitely didn’t hurt! Snowshoed in whiteout conditions, in an attempt to top out on Panorama Point. Turned back 600ft shy of the top, as visibility was so poor. The weather down lower was nice though!
Came across this beautiful bridge while walking around in the morning, waiting for the gate to Paradise to be unlocked. The gate was supposed to be open at 10am, but the snowplows weren’t finished, and the gate didn’t end up being unlocked until 11:30am. Later start than anticipated, but still got in a full day of hiking!
The women I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes// E.G. Happy #internationalwomensday
! Incredibly thankful for all the strong, motivated, and plain badass ladies in my life. You all rock 💜