Another beautiful day took me back to Paradise, this time to hike the Skyline Loop Trail on Mt Rainier. We were hoping to take the High Skyline Loop Trail (marked in green), but did not find a way down from 7,000 ft that we felt comfortable with. So we headed back down to Panorama Point and took what is the "low" trail (marked in pink). We hiked/snowshoed about 4.5 miles with an overall 1,800 ft of gain.
Before reaching Panorama Point, we could see Mt Adams and Mt St Helens behind the Tatoosh Range.
before deciding we would return down to Panorama Point.
The avalanche risk was low today, and there was not much snow on the slopes, so we felt safe with this option today.