This was my first meetup hike in Washington. Looking back (I am writing this on 2/28/2018 but I did this hike in 2015) I was so under prepared for the hike, yet had completed it successfully. The views were fantastic from the top including Mt Rainier. A bee bit me while returning and I was constantly scratching my body. While in the car, I had literally gone blind for few seconds. Fortunately my sight was back to normal but it was quite scary.