Thanks to Dawn for transport, we had a great day trip to Mount Rainier, stopping off for donuts and a view of the Alder Dam on the way.
Kautz Creek was a trickle compared with last time
we were here
. In the November 2006 storm the creek decided it preferred a different route down the mountain
There was still snow at Paradise, but the road was open thank's to the snow blower and snow plough.
From Paradise we hiked the relatively short, but fun in snow, Nisqually Vista trail...
...which leads to an overlook of the end of the Nisqually glacier.
On the way back we stopped for a spot of downhill bin-bag sledging.
Note: This post was updated on 2020-11-22 to fix broken links