Ever since we visited Mount Rainier in early summer with our guests from Alabama, I've wanted to return. So my husband and I decided to make the drive this past Thursday. A trip from our home to the park's Nisqually entrance, then taking the loop around the mountain, takes pretty much all day, especially when we stop and sightsee. We'll go back soon and get an earlier start because we didn't have time to see everything we'd intended. Here are a few photos from our recent adventure.
|View of the mountain from the back porch of the
National Park Inn at Longmire.
|Gigantic trees along the aptly named Trail of the Shadows.
It's about a 20 minute hike around a marsh.
|Even though other hikers shared the trail,
it was quiet except for birds chirping in the trees.
|I love reflections and was delighted to find this little slice
of Mount Rainier mirrored in a pond. This short path
runs along the shores of Reflections Lakes, just off
Stevens Canyon Road.
|One final photo before we headed home.
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