Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mount Rainier View

Mt. Rainier view taken last week when it was sunny day

Mt. Rainier View- I've never been to Mount Rainer National Park yet since we moved in Washington last October but I'm always amaze when I see the Mt. Rainier view from where we live especially we seldom see it during winter and cloudy days. It looks so close to us but yet so far ;-)

This is our backyard, I just recently found out (2 weeks ago) that behind the trees is the view of Mount Rainier, since we hardly can see clear skies here we didn't notice that we have at least a view of Mt. Rainier ;-) How I wish I could cut those trees and enjoy the view hehehe

According to wikipedia:

Mount Rainier is a massive stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle, United States. It is the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 feet (4,392 m). Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list. Because of its large amount of glacial ice, Mt. Rainier could potentially produce massive lahars that would threaten the whole Puyallup River valley.

Mount Rainier is the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range. Mount Rainier has a topographic prominence of 13,211 feet (4,027 m), greater than that of K2 (13,189 feet (4,020 m)). On clear days it dominates the southeastern horizon in most of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area to such an extent that locals sometimes refer to it simply as "the Mountain." On days of exceptional clarity, it can also be seen from as far away as Portland, Oregon, and Victoria, British Columbia.


bertN said...

Now that I think about it, I've never really been to Mt. Rainier National Park. I drove through many years ago on a couple of rode trips to British Columbia but that was about it.

RJ said...

Lovely photos! U

Ano bang mga activities sa Mt. Rainer?

Mari said...

Wow! You are back here in the US. What a fun way to live. I've been to Seattle, Washington for a couple of days, but didn't see Mt. Rainier.

I might be back to blogging one of these days.

Missy said...

BertN- you should visit WA again to see Mt. Rainier ;-)

RJ- during winter, you can snowboard, ski ans snowshoe hike. You can also go camping during summer and enjoy the beauty of Mt Rainier. I've never been there yet but definitely we will go up there one of these days ;-)

Mari- Yes, I'm back to US! Sorry for this late response ;-)