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!
I have to agree with John Muir. Mount Rainier is spectacular.
We weren’t fortunate enough to see blue skies but I rather liked the look of the ominous clouds.
I guess I need that app that allows you to take a photo of a flower and identify it!
I wanted to take this cute little Christmas tree home with me.
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.
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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