Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

More than 4 km in height, Mt Rainier is tall enough to create its own weather. A lot of visitors don’t even see the mountain because of the constant clouds and fog forming around the mountain top. We were lucky to get a glimpse in the morning from the Sunrise area where we hiked to the Frozen Lake.

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Mt. Rainier from Sunrise

Mt. Rainier from Sunrise

Hike to the Frozen Lake. The lake itself is not very impressive, but the hike is pretty nice.

Hike to the Frozen Lake

In the afternoon, we drove to the Paradise area. The mountain never emerged from the thick fog, but the ground was covered in tons of wildflowers so that made the trip well worth it.

Paradise area

Paradise area

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Paradise area

Paradise area

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Paradise area

Paradise area

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Paradise area

Paradise area

wildlife encounter on the Trail of the Shadows

Wildlife encounter on the Trail of the Shadows

Different

different

Fog is taking over the forest. Trail of the shadows.

Fog is taking over the forest. Trail of the shadows.

Christine falls

Christine falls

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Giant slug

Giant slug

A church in a little town on the way from the park

A church in a little town on the way from the park

Old school train in the same town

Old school train in the same town

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