Sunrise Visitor Center to Mystic Camp
The first day - going counterclockwise. It was easier to reserve the right camps because most hikers were going the other way and less likely to stop at the same places. Sunrise VC is not one of the popular starting points which put me off cycle with other hikers. Great weather with cumulus clouds over Rainier, marmots at play, and clear streams flowing. It would be raining before I reached Mystic Camp. Met Derek waiting out a rain shower under a tree. He has a website with trip photos: http://derekrowley.com. He has photos of some things I missed or neglected.