Eastside Trail Thru Hike

Silver Falls

Silver Falls along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

11 miles / 1000′ elevation gain

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Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Ohanapecosh River, Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Mushroom along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Waterfall along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Ohanapecosh River, Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Waterfall along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Suspension bridge along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Suspension bridge along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Ohanapecosh River, Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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Silver Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Hot spring

Standing in a “hot” spring along the Eastside Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

 

Summit Lake Starry Night, Watercolor

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a watercolor class with someone I have admired since seeing her artwork.  I have been following the artist Nikki Frumkin on her on Facebook and Instagram @DrawnToHighPlaces after seeing images of her watercolor paintings.  She creates beautiful paintings and sketches while climbing, backpacking, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.  It was a pleasure meeting her and learning new techniques alongside other like minded people.  What a truly inspiring experience!

Summit Lake Starry Night

Summit Lake Starry Night, Watercolor