Sunday, November 12, 2006

Mt Rainier

1999 and 2000 were also the years I visited the Mt Rainier National Park (Wikipedia link, National Park Service page). If you drive south on I5 (Wikipedia page for the interstate), on a clear day you can see the huge mountain loom straight ahead of the freeway, and makes for a very imposing sight indeed. There are two entrances to the park, the more popular one being the Nisqually Entrance, which is also where the Paradise Center is located.

One of the advantages of going there in summer is that while there is still a lot of snow there, it is melting, the weather is nice and pleasant, and you get the ego trip of getting yourself photographed in a t-shirt, surrounded by snow .

According to Wikipedia, "It is the highest peak in the Cascade Range, with a topographical summit of 14,411 feet (4,392 m)."

You can read up lots more on the history of the park on the very nice NPS site -

The clear skies makes it possible to get very saturated shots like the one below, using a circular polarizer...

More photos later... I think I have few more of the park.

© 2006, Abhinav Agarwal (अभिनव अग्रवाल). All rights reserved. Re-posted to this blog June 2013