On our hike up to Amphitheater Lake we saw a black bear from up close, but luckily it was more interested in eating berries than humans.
This was the last of 3 National Parks we visited in Washington. After spending a lot of time trying to find a campsite during Labor Day, we hiked up to beautiful Hidden Lake. This was the first serious day hikes we did during our road trip.
Our road trip continues on in the Pacific Northwest with the national park named after this famous mountain. We stayed in a great campground, and enjoyed views of Mount Rainier from every angle.
A fast paced 3-day visit to this huge National Park with a wide variety of landscapes. We saw rain forests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, wild beaches, and mountains.
A disappointing visit to this National Park, which on that day was covered with smoke from a wildfire, blocking the view of its beautiful lake.