A short stop at Mount Rainier

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Our nine-day sojourn through Washington State and British Colombia was in stark contrast to the hot, brown landscape we left behind in Southern California. I love cool weather so I didn’t mind the rain, fog or snow we encountered one bit.

The second day of our trip we drove to Mount Rainier. I wish we could have spent more time here but I wasn’t in charge of the itinerary. And sometimes it’s nice not to be the responsible one making decisions but just to sit back and let someone else do the worrying. It’s a trade off!

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I have to agree with John Muir. Mount Rainier is spectacular.

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We weren’t fortunate enough to see blue skies but I rather liked the look of the ominous clouds.


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I guess I need that app that allows you to take a photo of a flower and identify it!

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I wanted to take this cute little Christmas tree home with me.

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Mount Rainier has a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m), making it the highest mountain in the Cascade Range and the highest in the state of Washington.



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As an active volcano the mountain is considered dangerous. The large amount of glacial ice poses a threat to the city of Seattle just 54 miles (87 km) away.

In the meantime it sits majestically over the landscape.

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15 thoughts on “A short stop at Mount Rainier

    • RMW July 30, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Thanks… it is breathtaking!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Jill Weatherholt July 30, 2016 / 3:43 am

    Your photos are amazing, Roslyn! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us. You should make some of these pictures into greeting cards.


    • RMW July 30, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks Jill, I do make greeting cards to sell. I’m still working on that darn website so people can buy stuff… just too many things to do! Thanks for your encouragement.


  2. Alok Singhal July 30, 2016 / 4:40 am

    I have it lined up this year…hope I can make it.

    I would rather go in the winter to experience snow…wouldn’t that be awesome? Do you think a 5-day trip is enough?


    • RMW July 30, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      If you are just going to the Mt Rainier area I would say so. If you are into skiing and snowboarding then winter would be best.

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  3. Dalo 2013 July 31, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Beautiful series of photos ~ right out my backyard (relatively – I’m downtown Seattle). Such an incredible view to see…


    • RMW August 1, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Thanks. Of course we flew into Seattle to begin our trip… and seemed like it was pretty close.


      • Dalo 2013 August 1, 2016 / 11:25 am

        It is so close, and so beautiful. Rainier and the Olympic National Park along with Puget Sound makes this place a photographer’s dream 🙂

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  4. Jet Eliot August 4, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Lovely post and outstanding photos of one of the west coast’s most majestic mountains. I love Mount Rainier, and you do it great justice here, Roslyn.


  5. restlessjo August 9, 2016 / 11:17 am

    It looks spectacular, even though I’m a sunshine lady. 🙂


    • RMW August 9, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I live in the sun so it’s great to be able to visit the cold and wet climates!

      Liked by 1 person

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