A Hidden Gem Engagement Session at Mt. Rainier National Park
Emily and Wyatt went with Coleman and I on an all day adventure to explore several gorgeous spots around Mt. Rainier! The first thing we did, though, was reach out to the rangers several weeks before we even set off on their adventure, to make sure we were following Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics as we hit the trail.
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Emily + Wyatt
These two LOVE exploring our beautiful PNW! Wyatt had proposed to Emily out in the Enchantments earlier this year near the core zone! That hike takes some effort so we knew when planning their engagement session at Mt Rainier that they were up for an adventure!
We started our day around noon to start the hike to all of the different spots, talking, eating, and laughing so much along the way! The first spot was an area that we had wanted to get to for a while but needed to make sure that the path we took to get there was in accordance with the leave no trace practices of the park. After long conversation with the Mt Rainier National Park rangers a month prior, we had our way set! We chose to hit this spot first because of the way the lighting hits this spot we felt it would be better mid afternoon than for sunset when the sun is obscured.
After spending a wonderous hour with a reflection of Mt Rainier all of us packed up. Emily + Wyatt changed back into their hiking attire and we set off towards the sunset location! A quick hike and a little but of elevation and we had arrived at the second location of the day!
Coleman started making food for all of us and the couple got changed once again! We had some beautiful colors along with an absolutely spectacular view of Mt Rainier. From the sunset location we have so many options from the views of Mt. Rainier to layers and layers of the mountain ranges that surround Mt. Rainier National Park.
And after a long, beautiful day of hiking and exploring we headed back down to the parking lot, but not before Emily and Wyatt (figuratively) popped the champagne with some sparkling water to celebrate their engagement!