Mt. Rainier Walkabout

I woke up this morning with nothing to do. The prospect of hanging around the house all day again made me want to scream. Sure I had things I should be doing but who’s interested in that? So I decided to go get an annual Mt.Rainier pass and go wander the Sunrise park side of the Mountain. All I can say is wow! I’m sure I’ve been here before but probably not since I was a little kid. I had no idea just how close I was going to get to the mountain!

At the entrance with Goat Island Mountain in the background.

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My first stop was sunrise Point. This is the view from the parking lot. My jaw was on the ground!

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On the other side is Sunrise Lake. I love the color of Mountain Lakes! Super Blue!!IMG_1711

Although I was ill equipped for any serious hiking, I still wanted to wander around….IMG_1758

This will work

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Doesn’t it almost beg you to wander up?

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So many flowers… and bugs. Fortunately hornet free! Those guys are viscous this time of year!

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Anise Swallowtail

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Phlox

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I have never seen hot pink indian paintbrush!!

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Can someone please tell me what this Dr. Seuss looking plant is?? It drives me nuts! I love it!!

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The farther up the trail I went, the better the view got!IMG_1742

The woods cleared up and I was tired. but I was so close to that perfect pic! So of course I pressed on. I’m so out of shape!!

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Yay! That is a great shot! Annnnd I’m done!

(not sure why it doesn’t look super clear right here but if you click on it, you’ll get the full effect)

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After getting back to the car I felt it only right to go check out the Visitor center at the top. Lovin the log cabin look!

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This reminds me of the Salem Witch Trials for some reason lol

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Great day! Can’t wait to go back!

3 thoughts on “Mt. Rainier Walkabout

  1. The white Dr. Seuss looking flower is a Pasqueflower Seedhead, we were just up there a couple of weeks ago and I looked it up! We are heading up to Franklin Waterfall tomorrow!

  2. The wonderful thing about Sunrise is that I can drive my Mom up and she can feel like she walking in the mountains without leaving the parking lot. She is not getting around as good anymore so I can’t wait to take her up!

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