HIKING CHRISTINE FALLS HIKING TRAIL Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: July 4, 2022

We had planned to drive 3,400 feet up the mountain to an area called Paradise and visit the Jackson Visitor Center first before doing some high elevation climbing. We were 75% of the way there when temperature dropped to 43 degrees and the fog cut visibility to about 30 feet. Worried that the road might ice up as we drove higher, we turned around and drove back to Christine Falls. The trail descended 100 feet to view the 69-foot-high falls whose water feeds the stream beneath the historic stone arch of the road bridge. The stream feeds the Nisqually River a quarter mile away. We hiked the .5-mile trail that rounded through woods overlooking the river and back up to the parking area.

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