|Unnamed Lake, Goat Island Mountain, and Emmons Glacier. I took this photo the previous day, from First Burroughs.|
|In the foreground is the unnamed lake south of Emmons Glacier. Emmons Glacier is below Little Tahoma (the rocky mountain) and a portion of Emmons Glacier is to the right.|
While visiting my twin brother at Mt Rainier National Park this past September, we bushwhacked to Emmons Glacier. This was after spending a night in the Fremont Lookout, and going up First and Second Burroughs, as well as bushwhacking partially up Goat Island Mountain. This meant we had the opportunity to view Emmons Glacier from unique perches high-up on both sides of the valley. This made the bushwhack to Emmons Glacier that much more interesting.
|The side of the glacial moraine in the valley where Emmons Glacier is|
|Jonathan during the bushwhack to Emmons Glacier|
Initially we planned to go from the unnamed lake to the headwaters of the White River, then take the stream up the glacier. However, this route quickly became very dense and impassable. We ended up backtracking and eventually found a makeshift rock-cairn route along glacial boulders, which poked up above much of the conifers in the area, making the hike a bit easier.
|I took this photo the previous day, from First Burroughs. The route we took during the bushwhack is approximately sketched in read.|
|A spectacular view en route to Emmons Glacier|
|In front of Emmons Glacier|
|Jonathan looking upon Emmons Glacier towards the end of the bushwhack|
|First and Second Burroughs and the Sunrise Rim trail ridge area, the edge of the glacial moraine to the left. The headwaters of the White River flowing from Emmons Glacier can be seen in the bottom right corner.|
|Emmons Glacier, Little Tahoma above it and part of Mt. Rainier to the right.|
|Me, Emmons Glacier, Little Tahoma above it and part of Mt. Rainier to the right.|
|Me and Jonathan well in front of Emmons Glacier. The perspective of this photo makes the glacier appear small, but it is quite large.|
|An unnamed stream flowing into the valley|