Saturday, July 24, 2010

Washington Photo Blog 6: Mt. Rainier

Green area
Our first stop on the trip to Rainier was at a station at the base of the mountain before we actually got into the National Park. We went on a tiny hike where we walked along a path through trees, over marshy area, and past this green area.

The base of the mountain
Above is what we saw at the end of the hike. There was also a meadow with picnic tables.

The view from the side of the mountain
Then we headed to Sunrise which was breathtakingly beautiful. It didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely gorgeous-low 80s and sunny.

I can't think of a better place to have lunch.

Picnic area
Here's more of the picnic area.

Mimi, Thomas, and Thomas
We took another little hike to see some vistas.

Ranier Vista
I am pretty sure this is the Emmons Glacier.

Grandpa and Zoe

On the side of the mountain
Before we left we went into the Visitor's Center. There's not much in there right now-just a little cafe, gift shop, and bookstore. They are in the process of renovating.

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