Well, I'm sure I'll sleep better tonight.
This old patrol cabin is in the campground, a left-over ranger station by the Wonderland Trail, the trail that circles the mountain.
I walked by the cabin on my way to the:
Cal was not feeling up to a hike, but I wanted to do a little exploration. I decided to take the short trail to Emmons Moraine. The trail parallels the White River, with several great views of Little Tahoma Peak.
|Little Tahoma on the left of Rainier and the glacial moraine in the foreground|
Scenes from the top of the moraine:
|Don't know if this lake has a name|
|Another disappointingly dirty glacier|
|Emmons Glacier has the largest surface area of any glacier in the contiguous United States (according to Wikipedia)|
Guess it's time to turn around.
Back at the campground, I saw this great bumper sticker. Even though I saw it when most of the day was over, I thought it was a good summary of the day.