Mount Rainier National Park - Day 3
We returned for a last visit to Mount Rainier National Park because hubby still wanted to hike up to Panorama Point over the snow-covered, steep Skyline Trail. I was still wondering if I would give it another try.
Nisqually Vista Trail
Yet, we started by hiking the Nisqually Vista Trail, which was only partly covered with snow. The 1.1-mile loop offered a stunning view of the Nisqually Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the park. Walking through the snow this time wasn’t strenuous like on the slippery and steep Skyline Trail; still, the hike made clear I shouldn’t do the walk to Panorama Point.
After our hike together, we, therefore, went our separate ways. Hubby went up the mountain, and I stayed behind in Paradise to explore the area. The Paradise area is a National Historic Landmark, and it felt like I was stepping back in time seeing the rustic-style buildings.
Myrtle Falls Trail
I hiked to Myrtle Falls and walked close enough to a mama deer with her calves. Mama deer seemed to be used to humans and didn’t get startled. The trail was largely snow-free, and at the end, I got a magnificent view of the mountains all around. The meadows here were also blooming with little yellow flowers.
This mesmerizing mountain just made me happy!