Last year's hike to this same destination was in February, and I just peeked at the pictures to see how different they were. Very, to say the least. You are looking at Mt. Rainier brought a little closer with my telephoto, but it is the first time I've even SEEN it from the top of Mt. Erie. We had low fog making for some spectacular shots, and the sun only peeked out now and then, but the weather was quite mild and, as I said, there was no rain.
I do want to say thank you to all my readers who have mentioned their adventures with thyroid problems. It did occur to me that maybe part of the reason for the weight gain is this unwelcome guest hanging out in there. I'll know the full story soon, but now I know myself to be in extremely good company!