Mt. Rainier, Washington State
June 29th, 2006
- Mt. Rainier, at a height of 14,410ft is the largest volcano in North America.
Just like its close neighbour Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier is an active volcano that could erupt at any time, but it's been inactive now for several centuries.
It's only 248 ft taller than Mt. Shasta
, but because of the large number of glaciers that must be crossed on Rainier, it's much more difficult and dangerous climb.
But we didn't go there to climb it, we were only visiting the lower slopes of the mountain and driving up to Paradise Lodge. But the next time I come here, I'll be climbing it for sure.
Many of the photos on this page were taken by Andrea
Mt. Rainier, seen from Kautz Creek
Anastasia, Jon and Andrea
Mandy, Jon and Andrea
A revelation...I just discovered what my brain is made of!
Arms crossed and waving at the same time takes a very special talent
John and Anastasia at Narada Falls
Get a room!
I managed to get a photo with a Grizzly I found in the woods
Not such a good idea...
Laura and John at Narada Falls
The Nisqually Glacier, one of 26 Glaciers on Mt. Rainier
Me and Jon at Paradise Lodge.
Yes, we're even cooler than the Glacier behind us
A Red Fox, with a fresh catch (but I'm not sure what it is)
Now get out of here
Kautz Creek viewpoint
Mandy and Jon
Harassing the wildlife
Back at home we had nothing to do, so we decided to go fishing. There wasn't a lake nearby, but we weren't going to let that stop us...
When there's not much to do, you can always go fishing,
no matter where you are
It was our lucky day, John got a bite.
It was fighting, he needed help reeling it in, but...
...we had to throw this one back.
The green ones are not ripe yet,
so they're really chewy.