Its been a month since we’ve been out on a real trail. T requested a sleepover at his Papa’s, so we thought it would be a good time to do a carrier hike with Si. Justin found this little hike near Mt Rainier National Park, in the Carbon River area, called Summit Lake. Overall, it ended up being a lot easier than we expected, but we didn’t do the summit portion at the end. Dense smoke has shrouded the best views, so I’m not shedding tears over avoiding the last climb.
The road up to the Summit Lake trailhead was rough, even in our 4runner. Wide spots in the road were packed with people shooting firearms into DIY targets on the hillside, and we passed a completely burned out car that blocked half the road. We discussed theories on how the car ended up there, only to end in fire and bullet holes. It was moved to the side on our way back down.