I'm going to drive up to Mt. Rainier. I hear the road to Sunrise is....erm...."challenging". I'm a little nervous about going up there alone, so we'll see how far I get before I chicken out and turn around. I live like 45 miles from The Mountain and have never been. It's about time. And I really do want to go alone. I've driven on some pretty hairy mountain roads before, but usually with someone in the car with me. The worst one was Pike's Peak in Colorado, in thick fog with no guardrails on an unpaved road. Needless to say, I won't be doing any of my
reckless famous "shooting-pics-while-driving" stunts. The goal is to drive all the way to the Sunrise Visitor Center, and then check out some easy trails from up there. Sunrise is the highest place in the park that you can drive to, at about 6,400 feet; Rainier's summit is 14,410 feet. Watch this space for photos!