George and I joined our sons Rue, Taraz, and Rahmat for an afternoon hike up to Green Lake on Mt Rainier.
The road up to the trailhead was washed out, so we had a 3-mile hike in, then the climb.
The Park maintenance crew had to clear the trail. Some of the Douglas Firs in this forest are over 800 years old.
We had a picnic at a stunning waterfall. Little water crystals floated in the air.
Taraz, resting after lunch.
We hiked up to Green Lake. Rue and Rahmat had a brief swim...the water was very cold.
I sat on a log, content to watch the guys enjoy their swim. In all, we hiked almost 10 miles that day, then I went over to water my garden.
Ruhiyyih and Matt arrived for dinner and I served steak and salad. Then, I stayed up until 10:00 preparing salads and food for George's lunchbox...always a weekend chore so he is set for Monday.