Grey at swimming lessons
Thane hanging out in the backyard
Playing with water is a joy of summer
What is this wet stuff?
Ready for a slip and slide
Ah! It's cold!
Two boys playing in their backyard
Grass is a great accessory for every outfit
Out to save the world!
Grey took this picture of me
Adam at Fenway
Cracker jacks! Get yer cracker jacks here!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Fenway Park.
Red Sox fan
Take me out to the ballgame!
The kids and the grandparents
Adam at Longmire
Brenda, about to get her dream itinerary
Grey insisted we read all the signs - Trail of Shadows
I warned you I'd put this on the internet, mom
Thane looks cranky
Mt. Rainier from Longmire
Adam explaining to Grey
This is what Grey does when you ask him to smile. Thane wants to eat the poles.
A precious cargo
Can you spot grandma, Grey and Thane?
The trail down to Mowich river
Mt. Rainier from the Northwest
We had to hike more or less towards that last forested peak
The trail to Mowich River
Your stimulus dollars at work - Mowich River
At the top of the Mowich Gulch, headed to Golden Lakes
Golden Lakes, home of a million mosquitos
The lake near the Golden Lakes campground
Avalanche lily at Golden Lakes
This fashionable headgear was de riguer during our trip
I am sporting the hat model, with a bandanna over my eye due to a bad contact
Heading out of Golden Lakes
A thousand views of Mt. Rainier - just south of Golden Lakes
The meadows between Golden Lakes and North Puyallup
The view AWAY from the mountain is glorious
The view towards Mt. Rainier is even more glorious
The trail between Golden Lakes and North Puyallup
Lovely and welcoming 'almost there' creek
Don't you just want to dandle your feet in those pools?
Almost There creek
Watch how the perspective on these mountains moves over the journey - North Puyallup campground
The whitewater at North Puyallup
This bridge is between the campground and the toilet. No joking. North Puyallup River.
The peaks through the trees at the bottom - and a glimpse of Mt. Rainier
It's a long haul up to pull this even with those mountains
But they're still higher than we were
Cresting up to Klapatchee Park - full of lupine
Mt. Rainier from Klapatchee park -- see how even we are with those peaks?
Lupine and magenta Indian Paintbrush - the flowers were glorious
Mt. Rainier, Aurora Lake and Aurora Peak
The view out of the park from our campsite at Klapatchee Park
Aurora Lake in the morning
That doesn't look too steep (famous last words) - Aurora peak
We could see our packs, but I don't think you can in this picture. This was only halfway up. And we couldn't get cell coverage.
Seriously, it's like a caricature of an alpine meadow. You should've smelled it (if not us)
Remember those peaks? Here they are again.
It looks steeper from this vantage.
Mt. Saint Helens
The boundary between mountain and not mountain is blurred when you're up here.
I think I told him to be careful. It was a LONG WAY DOWN.
Did I mention we still didn't have cell access?
The lupine was just amazing.
Heading AROUND Aurora Peak to St. Andrews Park
We were up at the top of that.
Mt. Rainier, Adam and St. Andrews Lake (buggy)
Did we mention the bugs? St. Andrews lake
One last view of Aurora Peak from the other side
A last view of the mountain before descending to South Puyallup Campground
You can barely make out Mt. Adams
He spent a lot of time waiting for me while I took pictures
South Puyallup Campground - the only non-buggy night of the trip
Basalt cliffs at South Puyallup campground - these things are huge and amazing.
Heading from South Puyallup Campground to Emerald Ridge
Emerald ridge is really rocky footing
Mt. Rainier from Emerald Ridge
Just keep walking and you'll hit a glacier
Look how close we are to the toes of those glaciers
These weird ridges of rock are, I think, called moraines
I frankly find Emerald Ridge menacing
This is not friendly country - Emerald Ridge
The suspension bridge is just as high and narrow as it looks
Did I mention narrow? And high?
The sign helpfully suggests one person at a time.
Heading up to Indian Henry
A woman on the trail actually used the word “lenticular” in casual conversation, describing those clouds
Acres of flowers
What a glorious mountain
It was amazing
Yes, I wore the same shirt for three days. I forgot my other long sleeve shirt.
That little puddle of water is why you go through Indian Henry at a quick trot.
The last picture. Adam was getting cranky at stopping every 3 feet.
Back home at Camp Gramp!
Adam on the ferry to Victoria
Sox fan enter Victoria
The kids enjoy their nightly ice cream
Grey thinks ice cream is yummy
This picture requires no captioning.
What's daddy reading?
The cousins liked each other a lot
Spiderman and Transformers
Where's Miss Hello Kitty?
Papapa and Thane
Thane LOVES clapping
Papapa loves Thane
Thane also liked the bouncy house
Thane is pulling a patient cousin's hair
Baby's first Camp Gramp
Baz was fantastic with Thane
The pictures of dinners are because that's the only time no one was moving
Thane loves the swing
That's my boy -- and Jacque in the background
Thane does love swinging
The grandparents - you can't see Mt. Rainier but it's there in the background
Now can you see it?
Heidi and Thane
Sebastian, Jacque, Grey and Carolyn on the Camp Gramp egg hunt
Three blue blurs
Jacque has a headache
Grey likes chocolate!
Wow - an actual smile!
Mother and daughters.
The fulltime Camp Gramp residents for one last swing
Baz says goodbye
Grey and daddy build a city
I think “da da” qualifies as his first word
World's. Messiest. Eater.
The lip thing is the cutest thing ever. At least, when Thane does it.
Thane's bedtime, with young Miss Grey
Grey was reading to his brother
What a sweet smile. And he carries off that dress far better than I do.
Grey the opera singer?
Grey the dancer?
Quickly growing past baby - sniff
Father and son
Shooting stars at Golden Lakes
You remember that ridge I pointed out at Mowich River? Now it's straight ahead.
Adam prepares our water
The reflection in Aurora Lake shows more clearly than the mountain
See? Evidence we were hiking together! South Puyallup Camp, 4.0 miles.
I think this is my favorite picture from the trip.
Careful going down!
The most photographed ranger's station in the world