This past weekend for Mother’s Day weekend I decided to take my Mom up towards Crystal Mountain with hopes to see Mt. Rainier off in the distance from the resort. However, we realized once we got up towards the resort that the roads to the lodge aren’t accessible with the current COVID-19 restrictions.
It had been a long time since I drove this route and it was nice getting to see this area again. Skookum Falls was definitely the best viewpoint along the route up to the resort. There are trails to get up close and personal with the Falls, but that will have to wait for another trip. There were lots of people in the area jumping into the river and cooling down during the abnormally hot 80 degree day. Definitely a cool little spot to take in nature for a few minutes before getting back on the road!