Friday, July 8, 2016

July at #MountRainier National Park - Saturday Snapshots

When my daughter-in-law asked if I'd like to drive to Mount Rainier National Park with her, her daughter, and her niece, I immediately said "yes!" Here are a few photos of our day trip. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

Here's our first glimpse of The Mountain. It played hike and seek behind clouds all day. We wondered if it would ever completely reveal itself.

We were surprised to see snow along the Nisqually Vista Trail. 

The views of the Nisqually Glacier and valley below from trail overlooks were breathtaking (and a little scary!)

This quote is engraved into the steps leading to hiking trails at the Paradise visitor area. (That's my granddaughter.)
Lots of other people decided to visit the park on Wednesday. The visitor center parking lot was full, and the overflow lot was more than halfway full. 

This beautiful waterfall rushed beneath a bridge on the Myrtle Falls trail. Mount Rainier is still hiding behind clouds in the background.

The trail was steep and little girls can get tired.

But we were finally rewarded with Mount Rainier putting in an appearance. I overheard someone say they'd been in the park for three days and that was the first time they'd seen The Mountain.

Link to Mount Rainier National Park





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9 comments:

Kathy Reads Fiction said...

What beauty!! Those mountains are truly majestic, and the peek-a-boo behind the clouds make them even more beautiful. And just look at Sleeping Beauty on the bench. Simply lovely.

Poem fanatic said...

Those mountains are beautiful! Standing tall and proud in front of the sky, they seem to accept their royalty without demeaning our presence.

Enjoy your weekend!

Jacqueline Gum said...

Wow that is truly magnificent! Love the one with the clouds providing a little cover.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Beautiful photos! What a gorgeous day. Your granddaughter looks exhausted, but as if she had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.

grammajudyb said...

What a wonderful place for a hiking and sightseeing. Mount Rainier is on my bucket list. What a trooper your granddaughter is!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Awesome shots...the mountain looks huge, I'm sure it's really huge in person. Have a great day!

Ginx Craft said...

What beautiful photos. You can just taste the clean air.

Melinda Ott said...

Those pictures are lovely! You know, despite all the times we've gone up to WA, I have yet to go to Mt. Rainier! I think I should press the issue a bit with my husband!

Louise said...

What great photos, it must have been a lovely walk.