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.
Mt. Rainier from Sunrise
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.
Wildlife encounter on the Trail of the Shadows
Fog is taking over the forest. Trail of the shadows.
A church in a little town on the way from the park