Mount Rainer National Park

The word majestic, is uttered when witnessing Mount Rainer, from a distance and again up close. Awed by its presence, I imagine indigenous people describing their visual to others in their community. The Puyallup Tribe is launching a new effort to rename Mount Rainier giving it back its original name — Mount Tacoma, or Mount Tahoma.

Mount Rainer National Park

The entire park is an incredible sight with its peak above fourteen thousand feet, with ecological regions with designated campgrounds within old growth forest covered with moss. The visual is so captivating I forgot to photograph the sighted beauty.

A park road gives access to the base of the mountain with stunning views and hiking and backpacking trails of thousands of miles. By automobile, I toured the southern region of the park from my base in Packwood WA.

There are of course wildlife and although my return in a week will have me touring the park in detail, I will seek those elusive animals and photos of my happy place.

Deer fawn

Wild life enjoying their happy place, posing for photographs.

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

3 thoughts on “First day at Mount Rainer”
  1. How is the smoke from the wildfires?

    1. No smoke during my visit.

  2. Mesmerizing clicks!

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