Friday, October 2, 2015

A Mountain Named Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park

"You do realize how lucky you are," the ranger commented as we entered the park last Sunday.

We nodded with big grins.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky.  And it remained sunny and clear for the next three days.  Mount Rainier in its ENTIRETY followed us as we drove, hiked and picnicked our way through the park.  South.  North.  East and West.

There she was--the tallest and most regal of the Cascades.  Glaciers still drape her slopes.  A thick ancient forest surrounds her.  Underneath that icy exterior is an active volcano with the potential to erupt like her sister to the south.  But not this weekend.  All was serene this weekend.  The air, cool and crisp.

Oh, yeah.  We were lucky.

1 comment:

  1. joni james @ artful closetOctober 2, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    You are lucky!! I've been there 3 times and only once was it cloudless. Still beautiful though. These photos are gorgeous. Now you're making me want to make the road trip!