Mount Rainier

Despite living in Seattle for a summer and traveling all around Washington state over the years, I had never visited Mount Rainier National Park — until yesterday.  The drive through the park was surprisingly pleasant though longer than expected.  A day trip from Seattle really isn’t enough time to do justice to this park.  During a short hike in the Paradise area of the park (all a friend and I could manage after the brunch buffet at the Paradise Inn) I took a few photos including this one: