One of my favorite spots on Mt. Rainier. I love views you get, but the early Summer skiing can be really fun too. Super long cruisers on the Russell Glacier, that can take you down to Seattle Park, along with short steeper shots on the Flett. It takes a little work to get into this zone, that starts at the Mowich Lake CG, but well worth the work. If you do wander for a ski or just a hike, be sure to NOT forget that good camera and bring a head lamp (to catch a sweet sunset). Sweet sunset shot to the left was captured by Tara Simpson & below is a VERY nice edit, that Carl Simpson banged out from their recent July eye candy and soft sun cup adventure.