Mt. Rainier is an omnipresent fixture in the Washington skyline. You can see it off in the distance almost anywhere you are when the weather is clear. The girls always look for it when we come back every year and Mark wanted to take a day trip this year. I think the last time we were at Rainier was when we lived in Olympia while we were still in college, so this must have been 18 or so years ago. We’ll need to go back when the girls are old enough to really hike around because we did the shortest trail and didn’t see too much, but look at these photos…I wish you can smell them. These wildflower meadows are so insanely pristine that they don’t even seem real. You half expect to see cartoon deer and marmots frolicking around.