Mount Rainier is probably the most iconic scene in Washington State, and there’s no better way to explore it than hiking one of its many trails. Just a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park is perfect for a day trip, with hikes of all different lengths and levels. But perhaps the best view of the mountain can be found at Reflection Lakes, located in the Paradise region.
Ever since our trip to California two summers ago, I’ve been hoping to make it back to the West Coast. Although I’m an East Coast gal born and raised, I’ve always secretly wanted to move to the West Coast and see what’s out there on the other side. I couldn’t be more excited to adventure out to the beautiful Pacific Northwest this summer and spend a week away in the mountains!
I may be a city girl, but the ocean has my heart. I like to think that in another lifetime, I’d be living in a cottage by the sea, probably with a dog and a belly full of lobster rolls, oysters, and local homemade ice cream. Ok, maybe in 50 years… but for now, you can find me working as a consultant in NYC and attempting to adult my way through this post-grad life!