Mount Rainier

Days 6 & 7 – Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier is massive. We were lucky enough to view it from several different vantage points: our plane, from Seattle, and then up close in Mount Rainier National Park. Each time it took our breath away.

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Someone explained that one reason it might appear larger than other mountains/volcanoes of around the same size is because it rises directly from sea level. As someone who knows very little about mountains (I’m more of a flat-land, ocean kind of girl), I’ll take their word for it and continue to be awed.

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We only had one day in Mount Rainier National Park, so we chose to split our time between a scenic drive and a few short hikes. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the annual wildflower bloom, which we thought we had missed, was still in full swing.

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Next up, a quick break from our tent as we explore Portland, Oregon.

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Love from our portable office/rental car,

Cathleen & Christopher (the best driver ever)

 

 

 

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