Several Hikes and Walks

Exploring Eatonville, WA

In June, rain at low altitudes, as in Eatonville, WA, means snow-covered or slippery roads at Mount Rainier National Park’s high-altitude location. So, on two rainy days, we stayed in the area and visited some must-see or must-do local attractions.

Little Mashel River Waterfalls

The Little Mashel River Waterfalls trail is a popular hiking trail through a sparkling green forest to three separate waterfalls, the Lower, Middle, and Upper Falls, ranging in height from 25 to 125 feet. Even on this rainy day, I loved seeing the serene falls, which still had enough water in late Spring. The most scenic fall was the Middle Falls, the tallest of the three falls.

Hugo Peak Trail

A day later, the weather forecast predicted snow in Mount Rainier National Park again. Therefore, we spend the day hiking the Hugo Peak Trail. This was a challenging alternative because from the start, we had to climb up through the forest. After gaining 800 feet, we reached the summit. The challenging but rewarding two-mile climb was definitely worth the stunning view of the area.

Around The Farm

We also enjoyed walking near the farm early in the morning along a quiet road with hardly any traffic. The views were stunning here as well. And we also had a nice workout climbing the steep hilly roadΒ  πŸ™‚

And The Travels Continue ...

Before we knew it, it was time to load the car again and continue our travels through the States. We enjoyed our ten days here, but we believe Hemmes was ready to go. Dogs are obviously not his favorite animals.

Just before 11 am, we drove off to our next destination, the “Gateway to the North Cascades,” also known as Sedro-Woolley.

DateS

06.18.2023
06.19.2023
06.20.2023

Distance

5.27 miles
4.63 miles
4.36 miles

Moving Time

2:02:24h
2:04:51h
1:16:20

WEATHER

Rain, clouds