If you've ever visited Mount Rainier National Park in the summertime, you know that it draws visitors from around the globe, and rightly so.
We are fortunate to have such an unmistakable icon right here in the Pacific Northwest. Several of them in fact. You could easily add Mount St. Helens, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market to the list as well. There are more.
But there is something special about Mount Rainier that captures the curiosity, imagination and dreams of people. And for that reason, it serves as a highly marketable subject.
|Mount Rainier reflected in Upper Tipsoo Lake.|
The top image was taken several years ago from the Sourdough Trail above Sunrise. If you've never been, go! The best time is between late July and September. There are many hikes that radiate from this area, all recommended.
The lower image was taken just last summer before the snow melt-out at Upper Tipsoo Lake. This lake is just off Highway 410 near Chinook Pass. It has grown popular amongst photographers over the last decade or so, due to its easy access and magnificent views, including the obvious reflection shot at sunrise.
Many more images of Mount Rainier National Park and the surrounding wilderness areas of Glacier View and Clearwater can be viewed in my Rainier Gallery.
You may also view images from many other locations around the western U.S. and Canada on my website at www.mountainscenes.com.
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