This loop took the Wonderland Trail to the Carbon River, then joined the Norther Loop trail to return. The Wonderland Trail is busy like a highway, but the Northern Loop is all solitude.
Upslope fog beginning to form on Rainier's eastern flank
Yellowstone Cliffs, dramatic location for my second night camp
Yours truly, fresh as a daisy (HA!) after a 15 mile, 5,000 foot gain marathon on day 2 to get to Yellowstone Cliffs Camp. Look at that smile.
Warted Giant Puffball mushroom
Clouds and rain rolled in on the third day
Where bears go to sharpen their claws
West Fork of the White River, beginning at the Winthrop Glacier
Low clouds creeping through the forest
Sunrise Lodge, end of the trip. Time to head home for pizza and beer.