Finally in the upper right hand photo just above, you see our group on the summit. A real good feeling to know that all that hard work has paid off. We are now at 14,411 feet above
sea level, making Mt Rainier the tallest of all the cascade mountains in the Pacific Northwest.
To the right, you see a climber descending from the summit with a spectacular view of Mt Adams in the background.
It's all downhill from here, but always keep in mind, your climb is only half over, and take note that 80% of climbers that loose their lives, loose them on the way down. The reason for this is usually exhaustion, and a tendency to relax to the point of complacency because you think the worst is over. You can never let your guard down when climbing.
So that's it for the Approach/Climb section on Timberline Trails for Mt Rainier. As always, we pray that you have enjoyed the write-up, and that it will be helpful to you if you decide to take on the great adventure of climbing Mt Rainier.
All God's Blessings to you,