Mount Rainier National Park

May 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Now let the trip around the USA begin! First stop Mount Rainier National Park!

 As soon as I entered, I knew I was in a beautiful place! Just such a lush, green and dense forest, so pretty covered in spring snow.

Mount Rainier PeakMount Rainier PeakMount Rainier Volcano, Washington.

Mount Rainier gets about 87 inches of Snow every year and there are 25 glaciers that cap the mountain! Hard to believe this is still an active Volcano with the potential to erupt again! 

Mount Rainier Glacial RiverMount Rainier Glacial RiverMount Rainier Glacial River                                                            

There are many Glacier rivers to be found, some dry at this time.

Glacial RiverGlacial RiverMount Rainier Glacial River

As we went up and up the Mountain, it was even more and more breathtaking!

Christine FallsChristine FallsChristine Falls in Washington

There were the Christine Falls,

Narada FallsNarada FallsNarada Falls at Mount Rainier.

The powerful Narada Falls.

I definitely recommend you coming to  Mount Rainier, where you can let Mother Nature entertain you and be richly rewarded!

Stopped in Paradise nearby, a place that from photos, it does look like Paradise in the Summer. As I am here in Spring, I can't see any meadows but it still looks like a paradise just the same. Here in Paradise, they get from 126 inches to 400 inches with upwards of 13 feet of snow on the ground every year!

Paradise Inn Snow (1 of 1)Paradise Inn Snow (1 of 1)

 The Paradise Inn has been here since 1916. There are no TV's, Internet or bathroom in your room. This Inn is just a cosy place to relax by the fire! It is just magical to stick your head out the bedroom window and see snow piled so high that you can touch it!

Paradise Inn (1 of 1)Paradise Inn (1 of 1)

Even now, it still has snow pilled as high as our bedroom window at the Paradise Inn, on the second floor!

Paradise Sunrise (1 of 1)-2Paradise Sunrise (1 of 1)-2

Sunset in Paradise!

Mount Rainier DeerMount Rainier DeerMount Rainier Deer

We were blessed with seeing Deer just strolling around in a group eating and not too concerned as I stopped to photograph them. 

Blue JayBlue JayBlue Jay in Mount Rainier National Park.

We even got our first glimpse of a blue Jay!

 


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