Last weekend we woke up bright and early at 3:30am to drive to Mt. Rainier National Park and explore the Naches Peak Loop Trail. This trail was actually our Plan B hike because the road to the first hike we planned on was blocked by some fallen trees. There were only a handful of other hikers when we arrived at the trailhead, but the trail grew more crowded the further into the hike we went. The trail was beautiful, cutting through wildflower-filled meadows and giving us fantastic views of Mt. Rainier herself! We got pretty eaten up by mosquitoes but it was a small price to pay for such an awesome hike.