This past year I started going on more hikes by myself. It started out as a necessity, friends aren’t always available when the weather is nice, but I have come to really love my time alone out in nature (my parents hate it :)) . Its empowering, peaceful, and allows me to not miss views like these. Also, wildflower season at Mt Rainier might be my favorite. I was able to catch the bloom back in August in between a few of my trips.