A road trip with our Aussie family today, to do some geocaching on the flanks of Mt. Rainier. We started with a barbecue lunch at Mud Mountain Dam, where the kids blew off steam in the playground. We drove up the Mowich Lake road, all the way to the park boundary. This has become one of my favorite views of the mountain. From here it isn't the rounded peak that you see from anywhere around Puget Sound. It's rough and craggy and icy. You can clearly see massive cliffs, and snowfields, and glaciers. It's impressive.
George brought a geocoin all the way from Tasmania, and wanted to drop it in a cache in sight of Mt. Rainier. This one turned out to be perfect.