It was a crystal clear blue bird day so Kaitlin and I decided to head to Panorama Point for some 360 degree views. Panorama Point is located in the heart of Mt. Rainier National Park. The point itself is actually at the base of Mt. Rainier and the trail used to get there is beginning of the hike to Camp Muir, base camp for those braving the climb to the summit (which will hopefully be me one day soon!)
The hike is short but steep, climbing 1,900 feet in just 2.5 miles. The sun was out in full force and we quickly stripped down to tank tops as we climbed along the ridge, seemingly leading us straight up the magnificent mountain.
Panorama Point truly lives up to its name with spectacular views in all directions. To the south you can see Tatoosh Mountains, Goat Rocks Wilderness, and Mt Adams. We were in total bliss as we lounged on the rocks, taking it all in and simply being in the moment. It is places like this that make me so grateful to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. .
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Before attempting Panorama Point, please visit WTA.ORG for hike difficulty, gear requirements, and recent trip reports.