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Glacier Basin, Mt Rainier National Park, WA

Date: June 27, 2009

Length: 7 miles

Altitude: 4200 - 6000 ft

With: Megan, Rachel

GPS Coordinates of region: TBD

Good hiking buddies

Trail started out nice, but most of it was washed out, so it had been rerouted...

... to trail like this

This waterfall was pretty close to the beginning of the trail

Some black and red volcanic rock in the riverbed

Trillium

Such cute creeks

Back on a pretty decent trail

With more cute little creeks

And some bigger ones

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Reached snow level about halfway

Some of the trail was still under snow

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In glacier basin

A lot of hikers passed us with skis and ice axes on their backs... apparently they were hiking up this snowy slope, then skiing back down

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Avalanche lily?

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Wish I knew what this was

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Back at the waterfall, light's a bit different so I could take a longer shot