“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mt. Rainier National Park - The Green and Mean Side

We were lucky to have a sunny weekday to explore. Plan to avoid the week-ends if you can.From the Mt. Rainier National Park site:
The current snowline is around 5000 feet. Due to heavy snowfall this past winter (2010-2011), melt-out is not expected until sometime in August.
For this reason we did not get to hike the meadows, but there was still plenty to do and see. Amazingly, flowers were blooming heartily next to the piles of snow along the roads and trails.
Cougar Rock. Do you see it?


Silver Falls - A beautiful hike!

This bear was browsing on the side of the road.
VIDEO OF BEAR BELOW SUNRISE AT MT. RAINIER NP. video

Cascade Mountain Fox
We aren't supposed to see this fox, but they are coming to people for food.
This one was carrying a chunk of bread.

Grove of the Patriarchs
VIDEO OF SILVER FALLS
video

See the National Park site for more information.
http://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

I am having so much fun on your trip with you! Fantastic images and video! Thanks for sharing. :))