Burroughs Mountain Hike

The Burroughs Mountain is a series of flat peaks and ridges off of Sunrise at Rainier. My sister and I started the hike early in the morning and found the Sunrise visitor center surprisingly empty. Though it was beautiful and sunny the temperatures were near freezing. We hiked up to the second of the Burroughs peaks and got some wonderful northeast views of Rainier, including the camp Muir summit route. The hike up made us feel like we were on the moon, due to the lack of vegetation. As a contrast, the loop route down contained trees and lakes.

Hiking in Solitude

Early Morning Chipmunk

Up the Trail

Peaks North of Rainier

First snow of the season

Rainier and Burroughs Mountain

Looking over the White River valley

The trail back

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September 5, 2004