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Sep 12, 2018 - Mt Rainer National Park

Mt. Rainer National Park was the seventh national park of our trip. The mountain is majestic with its volcanic summit and numerous glaciers. It’s the tallest peak in the Pacific Northwest. Our first hike was actually in Chinook Pass located in the Baker Snoquamine National Forest adjacent to the National Park. The Natchez Trail is a 4 mile loop know for wildflower meadows its views of Mt. Rainer. It was well worth the effort. The view of the mountain was spectacular and there were vistas in all directions of the Cascade Mountains. We even...

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Aug 14, 2018 - Mt Rainier National Park!

Wow - another long but fantastic day - I went to Paradise! Today I was out for 12.5 hours again but only went about 225 miles. I saw lots of waterfalls and learned about this park. All National Parks are spectacular and it is hard to "Find My Park" but I sure am glad I found this one! When I turned one of the corners on the way up the mountain and saw the big white-capped wonder of Mt. Rainier for the first time, I was very awestruck. I wanted to stop and take a picture - it reminded me of seeing a bright full white moon through trees. I...

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Jul 3, 2014 - Mt.Rainer, (north side)

We took the Stevens Canyon Entrance from the east into the park and drove up to Sunrise which is the highest point of the park that can be reached by vehicle. We saw breathtaking views of Mount Rainer, Mount. St. Helens, Emmons Glacier and the Cascade Range. This area is closed in the winter.

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Jul 20, 2013 - Mount Ranier-Panorama Point

We left Morton around 8:30. It was 58 degrees and foggy. We were headed to Paradise and the Henry Jackson visitor center. It didn’t take long and the sun was coming out and you can see clear skies. We travel through some small towns on our tree lined road until we reach the Nisqually entrance to the Park. Now the roads become winding and we begin our assent to towards Paradise. Our first stop is at Kautz Creek which gives us our first good view of the mountain. It is just a short trail on a boardwalk to get us to the creek that looks rusty...

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Jul 16, 2012 - Mount Rainier

Mounthaven Resort has been a neat place to spend time. The setting among the tall trees is very peaceful and the owners, Craig and Joan, are very friendly and helpful people. One of the fun aspects of the campground is the daily visits of deer. In particular we have a pair of females who tend to come by in the morning and a pair of young bucks who seem to prefer evening visits. Saturday was an overcast day so we opted to relax at the campground for the day. In the afternoon we took a back road called Skate Creek Road to Packwood for church....

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Jul 13, 2012 - Paradise

We didn’t get going until about 11:30 and Arnie stayed home (not allowed on national park trails), but we headed out of the campground toward Paradise. Paradise ranks as one of my very favorite spots. It was a sunny day as we drove into Mount Rainier National Park and we soon began to get clear views of the mountain. When we arrived at the Paradise Inn parking lot the mountain was out in all its glory. We took a few minutes to take in the view and then went over to the Inn for lunch. After lunch we spent some time at the visitor center and...

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