Photos of Sourdough Ridge Mt. Rainier -- NE - Sunrise / White River
Ice drifting aimlessly on Frozen Lake in the early morning light.
Passing Frozen lake on an early morning hike
Opening day fox going up the trail with me
By John Soltys
First Place Families on Trail, 2010 Northwest Exposure photo contest: "The picture was shot just uphill from Sunrise on the way to Frozen Lake in Mount Rainier National Park in this August. Whenever my wife is busy I tend to head to a trail with the kids (7, 5, and 3) and we were trying to get to Fremont Lookout before a storm moved in. With the less-than-ideal weather I broke out the M&Ms early on this trip. We've called them "Special Hiking Bites" since my oldest daughter decided she didn't want to ride in the backpack anymore, and I needed some way to encourage her to go more than half a mile."