Week 702 - Mt. Rainier Photo Collection - 01-26-2020
Mt. Rainier Photo Collection
The USA is full of beautiful mountains, trees, rivers, rocks and lakes. God has created so much beauty here that we feel that we have just scratched the surface. Travel with us as we enter Mt. Rainier National Park from the Southeast on Stevens Canyon Road.
Our first glimpse of Mt. Rainier.
A tunnel along Stevens Canyon Road.
Mt. Rainier is visible many, many times as you travel through the park.
Another view of Louise Lake with Mt. Rainier in the background.
More views of the mountain which is an active "stratovolcano". Active is relative as the last eruption was in 1854.
In many states you can complain about bad roads, but that is rare in the national parks.
One of the many glacier water streams.
This one almost dry during September of 2009.
The park is filled with great hikes through the rain forest.
We met up with Jerry and Judi, our RV friends we met in 2006 in Utah.
Narada Falls which is two to three times taller than shown.
Jerry lead us on a hike to Panorama Point. The remainder of the photos are taken from the point.
The Skyline Trail takes you to Panorama Point starting from the Paradise Inn.
The views are great.
Jerry made this memory for us.
There are 100's of mountains in the park. Not sure which one this is, as seen from the point.
Jerry is quite the hiker, but even he had to put out an effort on the Skyline Trail. It is paved but has some steep inclines.
Jerry and Pete.
Our final view as we left Paradise Valley and headed out to the west.
This is perhaps our favorite dry camping spot ever. It is Southwest of the park at the intersection of Hwys 12 and 123.
Thanks for coming with us. We too live vicariously through our photos as we sit home, waiting the on Lord to bring us the perfect buyer for our home. Zillow shows us that we are getting more viewers everyday, about 50 a day at the end of January.
With love, Pete, Ellen and Mandy
Photos from September 2009