Sunrise, Mt. Rainier

We headed to the White River on the north side of Mt. Rainier to track foxes in the last days of winter here in the Northwest. The weather was fantastic, which was not ideal for tracking. However some fresh snow had fallen a few days before we arrived so we were able to track at Sunrise. This is one of the park's villages at 6300 ft. It is snowed in at the moment and access is via a 2.5 mile trail or 10 mile road. The road will open sometime in July. We headed up the trail, following the boot pack of NPS rangers and collected a fox scat they had seen the day before. Up at Sunrise, there were quite a few fox tracks and we were able to collect scat. I look forward to returning for a much longer visit as this is prime fox habitat and excellent terrain for tracking.