Sunday, October 26, 2008

Comet Falls

We have been trying to go on an adventure every Saturday to take advantage of all the nice weather we have been having. It won't be long before we are home bound way more often than we would like. Yesterday we headed up to Mt. Rainier to go on a hike. We picked Comet Falls which is short but steep. 3.6 miles round trip but with a 1400 foot elevation gain. It was a little bit much for this out of shape Mom. Even little Kate's legs were doing a better job than mine. Sad to say, but all of our breaks were for my sake (except for a potty break for our girls). So today I am soooooo sore. I woke up and asked Dave to bring me some Advil and went back to sleep. I tried really hard not to grimace while at church, and now all I can do is think about how glorious it will be to hit the sack tonight.

The hike was fantabulous though. We followed Comet Falls creek the whole time and got to see it from several different vantage points (my favorite was the first). It was one of those misty Rainier days, were all the foliage is covered in dew and the air is almost wet because the fog keeps sneaking in and then rolling out. We didn't see any wildlife, except one very scary looking spider, but we were not disappointed. Beautiful Fall color lined the trail all the way up and we even hit a patch of snow.

And of course I had lots of subjects to snap pictures of...
Enjoy the slide show of our trip... hope it inspires you to get out this weekend:-)

10 comments:

Sarah said...

You take great pictures, Jen. And this looks like a really fun family hike. Enjoy the sore legs while they last--who knows when they'll come again?!? ;)

a loving family member said...

Wow, how beautiful- with beauty like that it is worth the soreness.
Love
Mom

Fisher Family said...

Was wondering where you got those great waterfall pictures...I'm sad we never made it there on all of our MT Rainier treks. Sore= great exercise..wtg! And beautiful scenery to boot.

Honeycombs said...

Love all the pictures and happy that someone was out enjoying the beautiful weather we had on Saturday.

Cathy said...

The hike sounds awesome! I, like Laurie, wish I knew about it while we lived there. Good job getting out and enjoying the area!!

blaire said...

wow that first picture is incredible. it looks like they are going to fall off the edge or something!

Heather said...

Great pictures! I love the one with the little red berries. And the spider picture. Yikes! Hey, do you work for National Geographic?

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you are enjoying the great Northwest. The pictures are beautiful (but not as much as the grandkids).
Love
Tucson Grandpa

Nicole said...

Looks really nice- at least you didn't encounter what we saw on our waterfall hike - we had to step over a deer carcass- I thought I was going to be sick...

Nicole said...

Looks really nice- at least you didn't encounter what we saw on our waterfall hike - we had to step over a deer carcass- I thought I was going to be sick...