were raring to take another shot at the mountain especially since
the skies were completely clear and Rainier was hiding nothing.
We started our second
major hike from the Paradise trailhead and climbed about 1,000
feet to see Glacier Vista along the Skyline Trail, a four mile
round trip. Besides the constant clarity of the big kahuna mountain
always looming, the distant Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint
Helens were clearly visible and the wildflowers were celebrating
the sun in full force.