Plus, National Public Lands Day events, a Strange Visitor to a Wildlife Cam, Death in the Grand Canyon, AI Guidebook Danger, and pizza!
Happy you got your views! Last year when we flew into LAX and saw the mountain range again from the plane I actually cried tears of joy. Rainier looks incredible though! It's really tough trying to find some sort of balance between all the forest walking and finding time to get to higher mountain ranges. We were so spoiled in L.A. with ANF in our backyards.
I'm so glad the weather was good! No smoke AND no rain? A PNW miracle :)
For sure. Same here on the fall color too. It's pretty epic on the east coast. The first year I moved here I felt like I was living in a watercolor painting during the month of October.