July 14 PCT – Classic Ridge Walk

Mount Rainier

“Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight.” –  Colin Fletcher

Dewey Lake to Mile 2339.31 – 21.43 miles

Oh boy did the weather clear up with perfect hiking temps. This day was the classic PCT day with endless views and miles of ridge walking leading to one saddle after another gifting the hiker with yet another new view.

Mount Rainier even popped out of cloud cover on the horizon. 

We decided to stop early tonight at 4:30 and enjoy camping with other hikers that are also hiking north. Funny it is now 7:30 and everyone is quiet or asleep.


Morning Reflection in Dewey Lake
View from Ridge
Welcome to Rainier at Chinook Pass
Stealthy Walking the Ridge
More Views
Mount Rainier Popping Out
Us with Rainier
Ridge Walk
Last Glimpse


  1. Margo Hayes

    Your photos and writing are beautiful… looks like quite the adventure with Stealth:)

  2. llamasvsrobots

    I love how the reflection in the morning lake was shaped like a mountain. I have never been to Mt. Rainer but I will damn sure get there in the future. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  3. Just awesome. I thought the views couldn’t get any better than yesterday, but I was wrong. Those ridge photos took my breath away. I image being there must be 100 times better.

  4. Yay! That is our favorite area to hike with the dogs. I’m so glad you were able to enjoy it with good weather and views. You’re going to have great weather (hot!) for the next few days. Have fun on the Kendall catwalk, that area is gorgeous as well.

  5. I always love your photos, but that Dewey reflection really caught my attention. Great eye!

  6. Stunning! Glad you had such a great day after a more challenging one : ) As always, your photos and journal are so inspiring.

  7. Totally awesome views, wildflowers and photography. Just love it.

  8. Love the ridge walk..seeing the trail wind along is inspiring.

  9. I love the reflection shot…and of course Rainier is always beautiful.


  10. Funny to see Stealth from the front. More great photos.

  11. Really beautiful country in those wonderful photos of yours. Glad you had the “classic PCT day”.

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