Mt. Rainier National Park, WashingtonSeptember 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C
We stopped for a day in Mt. Rainier before going to Olympic National Park. The forests around Mt. Rainier are rainforests, complete with huge trees and lots of very low undergrowth like ferns and mosses, giving it almost an enchanted feeling.
Mt. Rainier is huge. At one point while driving up the mountains, we came around a switchback. We saw a large range of mountains, and were sufficiently appreciative, wondering which was Mt. Rainier. Then we turned the next bend and saw a looming peak that seemed to be twice as tall as anything else staring down at us. We were silent for a brief moment before saying, "well, I think we found it!"Read more