I backpacked from Longmire on the Wonderland Trail, camping at the Devils Dream camping area, and hiking further to Indian Henry's Hunting Ground that afternoon, and further to Emerald Ridge the next day.
The seasonal bridge over Paradise Creek on the 5.7 mile hike.
Spectacular avalanche lilies near Squaw Lakes
Indian Henry's Hunting Ground - alpine meadow
Me on the Wonderland Trail suspension bridge over Tahoma Creek
Looking down at Tahoma Creek, 165 feet below!
Just for some scale . . .
Western pasque flower, also known as hippie heads
Emerald Ridge meadow
Local resident marmot
Lookng across at Klapatche Ridge after the clouds finally cleared (I waited two hours)
Amazing view above Emerald Ridge
This creek (center right) flows right into this huge hole - but where does it come out?
Finally clear after two days: Mt. Rainier looms over the ranger station at Indian Henry's Hunting Ground