Hiking, Mount Rainier, Skiing

Why we wuv* WA

I was sidelined for the first three weeks of April by a painful sinus infection and absolutely horrid weather, and since I don’t like to whine (hah! hahahaha!), I decided to keep my blog-mouth shut…but then this happened and this happened and this happened and suddenly I couldn’t find anything to complain about anymore.


You see, the weather here in the Pacific Northwest tends to be a little bit wet. You’d think that we would be used to it by now, but two months straight of rain can drive even the most hardened Washingtonian mental.

Sure beats lift skiing

So why do we still live here? Well, once in a blue moon the raindrops stop dripping, the sun starts shining, and Washington becomes the most beautiful place the world has ever seen. Everyone promptly forgets about the preceding weeks of hell and flock outside to revive their vitamin D deficient bodies.


JK and I spent our day in Paradise smiling, relaxing, laughing, snoozing in the sun and taking in the views. JK was on skis while I trudged along on my slowshoes, but I think the luge run off Panorama Point is just as fun on ass as on skis.

Patient skier We meet again, Pan Point
T-shirt skiing Doesn't get much better than this

Washington sure knows how to put on a show when she puts her mind to it.

Oh Adams

McClure Rock | 4.5 miles | 2000 feet elevation gain –

Whooosh Tatoosh

*sorry, I couldn’t resist.

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  • Reply Jo May 2, 2011 at 11:48 am

    You are too cute for words.

  • Reply Mark Griffith May 3, 2011 at 3:52 am

    :) I thought when I read this it was gonna be a whine and complain about the bad weather (and I hear its been bad) but these pics show the beauty when the sun shines! Here we have lots of sun, but not lots of super super clear air and the beauty if further away.

  • Reply JennV May 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, beautiful photos! I have never been up there to Paradise. And its so rare to find a day on Mount Rainier with such a blue sky!

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