A Walk in the Park

Posted by on Sep 17, 2022 in Travel Update | 9 Comments

Laurie and I took what was planned to be a three day backpacking trip on the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park earlier this week. Laurie was doing a special Relive video with her aunt in mind. Laurie’s Aunt Mary is on hospice and really loved watching our Relive videos while we were on our 1000 mile camino across France and Spain.

Crossing a bridge to a glacier viewpoint

However, the weather was cold and cloudy at altitude, as you can see from the pictures. We opted to skip the second night on the mountain and came home early.

When we got down to cell phone range we got the message that Aunt Mary had passed away the night before. She was a special person and we were both blessed to have her in our lives.

This adventure is dedicated to her.


  1. John Adamski
    October 13, 2022

    You guy look great. We loved visiting Mt Rainier while we were living in WA. We never visited the Sunrise area because the road to Sunrise was closed (can’t remember the reason). It’s always sad when we lose someone. In the last 2 weeks we attended two funerals. It’s a hazard of our age. Hope to get out to WA one of these days.

  2. Steve Densford
    September 19, 2022

    Beautiful hike, and so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family. ❤️

  3. Terry
    September 19, 2022

    R.I.Paradise Aunt Mary

  4. Sue Bregel
    September 18, 2022

    Can you drive into the White River campground or was a hike in?

    • Dennis Brooke
      September 18, 2022

      Yea, you can park at White River. There is even camping still at White River. We started hiking from White River

  5. Kathy Bennett
    September 18, 2022

    This video captures the beauty of the upcoming season. May the Lord’s peace be with you.

    • Laurie Brooke
      September 18, 2022

      Thank you. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful area with such nice people.

  6. Debbie Keeley
    September 18, 2022

    Thank you for sharing. May your Aunt Rest In Peace. Sending love and prayers.

    • Laurie Brooke
      September 18, 2022

      Thank you, I appreciate both. Stay well.