Mount Rainier Area
Type of HikeDay hike
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
RoadRoad suitable for all vehicles
BugsBugs were not too bad
SnowIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Took my mom up for the second time, last time we just did a couple miles this time i took her longer and higher. We started at Myrtle Falls and went up forth crossing to Mazama ridge then wrapped up to memorial seat, then up skyline and down golden gate trail. She did great for almost 77 years old! Your never to old to start hiking, i say! She LOVED it! Memories for both of us that will last for years! We had so much fun! I encouraged her along the way as well as others coming up golden gate trail, i said "hey, look at my 77 year old mom coming down that trail, if she can do it, so can you!". It worked, several others got up higher to see the amazing views from skyline trail. I think this is my summer for showing others the joy of the mountain. Life is good!