Mt. Rainier Collected | 15 Pictures

Michael Finney @mdf-365January 2019 · 2 min read

This summer I drove through the Pacific Northwest again. It’s a beautiful area and I’m happy to have visited new places this time around. On my way to the coast I stopped at Mt. Rainier National Park for a day to see the sights and do some hiking up the mountain. This park is located in southwest Washington state.

It was a fairly impromptu decision but the time was available and I got ambitious. There is still a lot of the mountain that I didn’t see, so a future trip would allow me the opportunity to spend more time for exploration. Curious to hear about any sections or features that readers might recommend for a future trip. Feel free to leave a comment below - or better yet a picture of your own.

Approaching Mt. Rainier

I only spent an afternoon here and was able to get a handful of pictures I really enjoy.

Looking forward to sharing them with you.

Grove of the Patriachs

On the way deeper into Mt. Rainier National Park, I stopped into a grove with large older trees.

There are still places through out the Pacific Northwest where old growth trees are still growing.

It can be hard to gauge the size of them without something to compare with in the photo.

Closer to Rainier

Almost there….

Onto Mt. Rainier

🏔 🚶

Marmot on the Mountain

Onto the hill

By Sunset

You won’t come down the mountain with anything if you aren’t willing to climb it first

Goodnight Paradise

Last pic from Mt. Rainier - hope you enjoyed them

I highly recommend visiting this park. It is sort of remote in the sense that there aren’t any large communities in the near vicinity but that’s fairly typical if you are a frequent visitor of National Parks. It’s probably not that far of a drive from the greater Seattle metropolitan area, if you find yourself there at some point. There isn’t a significant highway that goes through the area, though it is probably more accessible than Olympic or Cascades.

Thanks for taking a look!

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tryskele @tryskeleJanuary 2019

Wonderful pictures of Mt.Rainier @mdf-365! The very first one is like looking at the Grand Canyon it's so beautiful and surreal that part of it doesn't look real. Great write up with your pictures too.

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These pictures make me miss the mountains..and there are less than 24 hours since I returned from them, lol


That's funny - at least you know they'll still be there when you get a chance to good back

Remy @guchtereJanuary 2019

I’ve met some of these huge trees in New Zealand too, unbelievable when you’re standing next to them! Are these trees also redwoods? Great views at that top from Mt. Rainier.


No these aren't redwoods - do you have a link to anything showing the trees you're talking about from New Zealand?

Remy @guchtereJanuary 2019

Yes I have! :D
Here is the post about that specific part of my NZ posts


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Sounds great, appreciate the selection - let me know if it makes it to the blog.



That second photo somehow talks about scale without anything for easy scaling in it. I just feel those are huge. The textures, I think, speak Giant.


Whoaaaa... @mdf-365 😉 thanks for taking walking with you through the park.. I love Huge Trees and you captured all of it very well😍 is it really a marmot? Not a prairie dog?

Found your pist through @el-nailul entry post in the pay it forward contest this week


Yep, I promise -

...but I did get a few prairie dog pics when I was in Badlands National Park this summer too, if you want to roll back on my timeline to see them


Yellow-bellied marmot
The yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the rock chuck, is a large, stout-bodied ground squirrel in the marmot genus. It is one of fourteen species of marmots, and is native to mountainous regions of southwestern Canada and western United States, including the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, and Mount Rainier in the state of Washington, typically living above 6,500 feet (2,000 m). The fur is mainly brown, with a dark bushy tail, yellow chest and white patch between the eyes, and they weigh up to approximately 5 kg (11 lb). They live in burrows in colonies of up to twenty individuals with a single dominant male.


Oh wow, I knew the place was beautiful buy you really gave it somethin special. Some of those phoyis are really really impressive. I wish I had some tips for you for your next trip there, but I have never been.

Those old growth trees are still growing!!!

Thanks for sharing


Thank you so much - I've been working on landscape/architectural photography over the last few years. Hopefully I'm starting to get somewhere with it


So that's why. It shows you know a thing or two about angles 😁.




Amazing photos! That looks like an incredible place.

PS: I've found your post because @el-nailul featured you in his entry for The Pay It Forward Contest


So.. the path to the mountain already prepared by the park's management? That's really cool.. and you can go and back in one day? Really amazing pictures and all those trees looks very happy @mdf-365

Found your post through @el-nailul entry post in the pay it forward contest this week. Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey with us