Awesome, I was at Crystal today. We took the gondola up to the restaurant at 7k or so feet and tanked up on good food and beer out on the deck for about 3 hours. Incredible view of Mt. Rainier from about 10 miles away. Beautiful day.
Climbing Rainier is serious business and about 100x more difficult than most people understand. I am impressed that you gave it a shot.
Crystal is great, I need to spend some time there this winter.
Rainier can be really challenging (I'm very out of shape tbh), but on my way up I actually saw quite a few hikers/skiers that made it to about 8500ft as a day thing. But the journey up the mountain after base camp is all business. Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
Originally Posted by Synthese
Yikes, I miss the PNW. It's so dry out here! I thought about heading out this coming weekend for a reunion thing, but can't make it. I'll probably have to find the time this fall.
Yeah, pretty incredible to have something like Rainier in my own backyard. You guys have quite a few mountains I bet that would be fun to climb.
They should've just titled it Disappointing Follow-up Album.
Originally Posted by skitlets
What's your waist measure jwied? Like the sweats, need something comfortable for a 31-32 where they sit.
+1 on going with a small (I think we have similar waist sizes). They're pretty slim through the legs, but I usually use the drawstring at the waistband to make sure they stay where they're supposed to at the gym.