August 15 2011
Picked up a woman I met a few years ago in Cincinnati at the Seattle airport and headed to Ashton WA to meet up with her brother, who is a guide on mt Rainier. First viewing of this mountain, my thoughts are oh shit, this is a big one. I also took a step back and thought tons of people climb this yearly so why not me. What one man can do so can another. figuring out my gear, what to take, what to leave behind. Tomorrow morning heading to camp Muir for a fun, easy 10 mile hike at altitude on non-technical trails.