July 21, 2010

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

We take a break from the Highlights of the Appalachian Mountains Summer Series to discuss the amazing Mount Rainier National Park. I grew up in Tacoma, WA just an hour from Mount Rainier. We just called it "The Mountain", as this 14,410 foot volcanic giant dominated the horizon.

I'd been there several times, usually to show friends and relatives. But, I'd never really gone on my own terms to camp, hike, and explore the park with new perspectives and understandings of the geologic and ecological details. What an amazing place. In the next few posts, I'll highlight some of the amazing places to see and thing to do at that park.

Mount Rainier is certainly a key feature for anyone who takes off from Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport

I haven't made it to the top yet, but there is so much to explore at this crown jewel of the Cascade Range.

Three Volcanoes in One Shot

Mount Rainier Above The Clouds

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