Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nisqually Vista

In the book I read about Mt Rainier National Park, it said that if you only can hike one place, make it Nisqually Vista. It also said that it was an easy hike and that you could take a stroller on. So, we decided to end our hiking day there...

Doesn't look too bad...

It was a pretty hike, but no where near as pretty as Myrtle Falls. But, easy, no way! Even Brent said he would classify it as a moderate hike. And I don't know who is pushing these strollers, but they must be strong.

On the way out, we saw a deer. It got up and stretched and walked away. Kind of cute.

While Nisqually Vista is a decent hike, I think the one that you should absolutely do is Myrtle Falls. It was just really pretty! And in the summer, there would be a TON of wildflowers everywhere!

And on our way out, we stopped at Narada Falls, which is right beside the road. Unfortunately, the trail down to the good picture spot was closed, so this is all we got.

Which is sad, because the light would have been perfect.

All around the National Park, you see signs that tell you not to feed the animals. Seems like good common sense to me. Well, at Narada Falls, there was this family eating lunch and throwing food to the birds. I was kind of giving them an out because it was obvious that they weren't from this country. But then some very American people started trying to get the birds to land on their hands. Basically right in front of the sign that said not to. Oh well. It must be hard to try to go through life and not be able to read! did make it so we could get some good pictures of the birds.

One landed on the truck's wing mirror.

And so ends our LONG day at Mt Rainier National Park. I think we'll come down again next summer when the wildflowers are in bloom! I can hardly wait!


Courtney said...

Very pretty. I'm betting that those people feeding the birds didn't classify them as "animals". They were probably thinking, "Don't feed the deer. Don't feed the bears." Anyway, pretty hike!

Mom said... did a lot of did the Keen's work? Sometimes I think having a stroller gives you something to hang onto and makes it a little easier (at least with no one in it - ha!) Beautiful country and I have been there when the wild flowers are in bloom and it is GORGIOUS!! You will have to do it. I LOVED the bird pictures - what kind are they? that is cute that one wanted to hitch a ride home with you! Wonderful day - thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

WOW, loved looking at your fun hikes that you just posted about. I can just imagine how beautiful it was because the pictures are amazing! Love it!