Over the past few months Kyle and I have been slowly adding outdoor gear to our family collection. This has meant many date nights at REI. All of that collecting finally paid off as we spent this past weekend camping and hiking in the NW side of Mt. Rainier National Park. We drove down on Saturday morning and hiked Tolmie Peak to see some breathtaking views of Rainier. The clouds started to roll in shortly after we reached the top! We had the obligatory Rainier beer with the mountain in view (partially). We found a rugged camp site off the beaten path and enjoyed s'mores around the campfire. In the morning we brought out our french press. There's just something about drinking coffee in the woods ... it feels good for the soul! Sunday we hiked through old growth forest to see Ranger Falls on the way to Green Lake. It was a great weekend to get out of the city and into fresh air!