Rainier Day 1: Sunset Drive to Crystal Mountain

Continuing my coverage of my July 2016 adventures for Travel Tacoma and Visit Rainier...

We ended a packed day of fun in the Mount Rainier National Forest by driving through incredible scenery to our hotel, the Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain. The room was pretty small, but I had my own bathroom, and hey, we closed the bar that night. One thing that is for certain: the location is spectacular. Plus, we were a short walk to a host of ski runs. I'd love to return in the wintertime.