A Visit to Mount Rainier

Ed enjoying the view of Mount Rainier.

Ed enjoying the view of Mount Rainier.

Although we have enjoyed Mount Rainier from a distance, today I went for a drive to clear my head and see some beautiful scenery. I was not disappointed. The mountain is just as beautiful up close as it is from a distance. It was interesting the watch the wind whip the clouds and snow near the top.

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

I was surprised that there were bicyclists riding all the way up to the Sunrise Day Lodge. I was also surprised how cool it was on the mountain. Everyone needed to wear a sweat shirt or wind breaker because of the wind. It was especially nice to enjoy a sunny afternoon. It was quite cloudy in the morning, but the sun shone brightly in the afternoon.

The White River flowing from Mount Rainier.

The White River flowing from Mount Rainier.

A lake can be seen near the top of the mountain.

A lake can be seen near the top of the mountain.

The Seattle area has been unusually warm, but I have not used the air conditioning the past two days. I have simply enjoyed the cool breezes.

Celebrate with a beautiful view of the mountain!

Celebrate with a beautiful view of the mountain!

A panorama by merging 6 different photos to capture the view.

A panorama by merging 6 different photos to capture the view.

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