Mount Rainier seen from the Box Canyon Trail.
And from "The Bench" after passing through Stevens Canyon.
A zoomed-in view of the snow-covered peak of Mount Rainier.
Reflection Lake. I talked briefly with a hiker from Ohio who was in his tenth day of hiking the Wonderland Trail. In my mind, that is an amazing feat! It is a 93-mile trail up and down and around Mount Rainier with a cumulative elevation change of about 22,000 feet! It goes through lowland forests and valleys and into high alpine and sub-alpine areas. What an incredible adventure that would be!
Heading toward Paradise.
I watched the 20-minute movie on the park at the visitors center, walked a couple hundred feet up one of the paths in the 60 degree sunshine. Yes, it was chilly, especially with the wind, but exhilarating. I didn't stick around long though and soon headed out of the park to my temporary home at Iron Creek Campground. It had been a beautiful day!
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Becky Wiseman, "Mount Rainier - August 6th," Kinexxions, posted September 20, 2015 (http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2015/09/mount-rainier-august-6th.html : accessed [access date])