Christine & Comet Falls

Christine Falls was named by John Hayes, to honor Christine Louise Van Trump, daughter of P.B. Van Trump, one of the two first people to reach the top of Mt. Rainier [1]

 

 

Comet Falls was named for its striking resemblance to the tail of a comet during higher flow periods. Since the recession of the Van Trump Glacier, the volume of the creek has been reduced and it doesn't take on the characteristic shape as often. [2]

 

 

Christine Falls above the bridge, below the bridge, and the bridge.

Above: Views on the trail from Christine Falls to Comet Falls.

Below: Flowers along the trail from Christine Falls to Comet Falls.

Comet Falls