Margaret's Way

Margaret’s Way

I hiked Margaret’s Way, a 6-mile roundtrip jaunt with 1,500 ft. of elevation gain. I stopped by each viewpoint. Supposedly, you can see Mt. Rainier on a clear day, but there was too much haze from the wildfires.

Margaret's Way viewpoint
Margaret’s Way viewpoint

The dirt trail is wide and well-maintained. And that is good. But frankly, I was disappointed by the payoff. At the end of the hike, I was not rewarded with beautiful panoramic views. At the end of the Margaret’s Way trail is another trail.

The end of the trail is another trail
The end of the trail is another trail

I walked a bit farther to Debbie’s view, where you can see surrounding mountains, though the view is obstructed by trees.

Debbie's view
Debbie’s view

The flora got repetitive: ferns, fallen logs, mossy trees. I was so excited to see any animal, even a slug. On the trail there were black slugs, banana slugs, even a garter snake.

Slugs
Slugs
Garter snake
Garter snake

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