Our last day at Mount Rainier, Paula and I had another great breakfast at the National Park Inn, and then we got our bags packed up and put in the car. We had time for one more snowshoe before we had to head home…
We decided to do the trail that heads up toward Cougar Campground. This hike is more of a hill and after hiking up part of the Rampart Ridge Trail the day before, Paula felt she was ready for snowshoeing uphill. The road to Paradise had reopened, so we could see the cars driving by on the road. The hike winds along between the road and the river; at times you can see the river.
It is such a pretty hike in the snow! We even saw a Woodpecker! We went a few miles up, and then had to turn around to come back to the Inn and our car.
It was a fantastic weekend – Paula and I both had so much fun! I always love a good combination of hiking and relaxing, and this was a perfect girl’s getaway! We want to do it again next year!