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Mount Rainier Experience: Hike Mowich Lake to Carbon River


[Narrator 1] From Mowich Lake we took the Spray Park Trail and then climbing up to Spray Park which is a really a series of subalpine parks before you descend again and then hiking the Carbon River Trail to the Carbon River Entrance. [rushing water] [Narrator 2] I would say that Spray Falls is the most impressive waterfall that I saw at Mount Rainier. Just in its- not necessarily in the quantity of water that’s coming off, but the way it has a wide fan across this rock face as it falls off into this dramatic drop. [Music] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [whisper] Oh! He just ate a berry! [Off camera] What do you think of them? Mmm, these are delicious! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [crunching footsteps] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [trickling water] [Narrator 2] We started early the next day from Cataract Valley and we descended through the forest for a while until we came to the Carbon River Suspension Bridge. [roaring water] Sort of being suspended over this raging glacial river and feeling a little bit unsure about the bridge as it kind of sways back and forth a little bit, or wobbles, always fun and past that you can take a little short side trip maybe about a quarter of mile up to see the terminus of the Carbon Glacier. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ So the Carbon River Trail is a former road and there are constant reminders of the power of the Carbon River to move and displace huge amounts of rock and break off segments of the road, the former road, now a trail.

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