Impromptu Drive through Mt. Rainier National Park


Last weekend we went camping near Rimrock Lake in the Wenatchee National Forest in Washington.  We spent the weekend hanging out on the river and really had no intentions of visiting Mount Rainer until we actually saw it on the drive over.  Mt. Rainier is of the tallest mountains in the cascade range sitting at a staggering 14,411 feet and is considered to be one of the most threatening volcanoes in the world.

Being from Portland, we are used to see Mt. Hood in the background all the time.  However, when you see Mt. Rainier it makes Mt. Hood look like a little hill.  Thus, we made a last minute decision to check out the National Park we had neglected for all these years that literally sits in our backyard.  Here are some photos we took on our quick drive through.

Looking at Mt. Rainier from Highway 12
Looking at Mt. Rainier from Highway 12


Box Canyon
Box Canyon
Viewpoint near Narada Falls
The Stairs Heading up to the Trails on Mount Rainier
Mt. Rainier
Narada Falls




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