Mount Rainier and other wonderful sites in the Seattle area!
I got to try out my new telescopic lens and capture Mount Rainer in the Seattle Washington area. It is normally not visible because it is hidden behind clouds....but the sun came out one day so that I could capture its radiance. I was woweddddd! Mount Rainier is the highest volcanic mountain in Washington and the Cascade Mountain range. It stands at 14,411 feet and on sunny days is clearly visible from Seattle. Locals simply call it “The Mountain”. Mt. Rainier has 26 major glaciers and is the heaviest glaciated mountain in the Lower 48 states. It is considered an active volcano with the most recent eruptive activity occurring in the 1800’s. Thousands of people attempt to climb Mt. Rainier each year, with the majority climbing the Camp Muir and Disappointment Cleaver route. Mount Rainier National Park has numerous campgrounds and 2 visitors centers – Paradise and Sunrise. The best way to see the mountain is up close. You can take a scenic drive with beautiful vistas of the mountain, numerous waterfalls, colorful wildflowers, and old growth forest. For the more adventurous, you can hike around the park, go camping in the backcountry, or even embark on a climbing expedition to the summit of the mountain. More pictures can be found at the link below: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.smith.585559/media_set?set=a.10201454174058161.1073741902.1289786475&type=1Read More