Miles today: 28.9

Trail miles sum: 1642

Trail location: 2324.4

Elevation: 5427

Spinning on the turntable: Mozart: Piano Concertos #20 & 21

A rather chilly start to my morning at 44 degrees Fahrenheit. No rain though, so I’m not complaining.

This is the first frost I’ve seen since April. The colder weather definitely makes the hiking a little easier.

Puffball mushroom

Yup, it’s another mushroom picture. I can’t help myself. I like how they seem to be exploding from underground, bursting from the soil and stretching for the sky. I think this is a Gem studded puffball.

The paths that pop up sporadically leave me scratching my head. Why is this path here, in the middle of nowhere? No complaints, just curious.

I ran across this bench:

PCT Washington

Autograph bench

Who carries a Sharpie to sign stuff??? I don’t, so I didn’t sign the bench.

It’s crazy how close we are to Mt. Rainier. Surreal. After we hiked the Wonderland trail we discussed moving to this area. We really like it a lot.

PCT Washington

Mt Rainier

Here’s yet another unidentified mushroom.

Another mushroom

Seems like I entered and exited and then reentered Mt. Rainier park today. It’s odd to be hiking here without Noelle next to me.

Mt Rainier boundaries

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