We headed up to Mt. Rainier yesterday on what was supposed to be the last sunny fall day before rain moves in. As we left the city in a cool mist, we were expecting a cold start on the volcano. We were surprised to find warm temps and full on sun at the Paradise parking lot when we arrived. The day continued to get warmer – feeling much like mid-70s under the sun by late afternoon. We originally planned to make it to Camp Muir but we were waylaid by the show of fall colors. We decided to take our time to enjoy and photograph the stunning views. TNT ended up skiing Paradise Glacier – he’ll have a “ski” video up shortly so please check back for that. If you have the opportunity to visit Mt. Rainier this week, we recommend it highly. As you can see from our photos, the fall colors are spectacular right now. Just remember that Stevens Canyon is closed for road work so you have to take the south entrance through Ashford. By the way, the rain today finally ended Washington states’ 80+ day dry streak.

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2 Responses to “Mt. Rainier, WA -Primetime for fall colors”

  1. October 14, 2012

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  2. October 12, 2012


    Thank you for sharing. Beautiful pictures.

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