Espying Mount Rainier Through the Clouds

Some days are great; some days not so great. I am referring to visiting Mount Rainier National Park and actually being able to see the mountain in its full glory. I always check out the live web cam first before heading out the door. A blue sky day is obviously a good time to visit the park, but sometimes certain types of clouds make for very interesting backgrounds for the mountain, especially wispy cirrus clouds and some fair weather cumulus clouds. One has to be very careful, though, when there’s lower level cumulus clouds around, because they tend to gather around the mountain summit, or rather I should say that the mountain attracts the clouds, creating some of the most bizarre cloud formations, such as this one with a tail.

As time went by, the clouds thickened, and they made for some ghostly shots with my camera. Every now and then the clouds parted just a tiny bit for me to espy the mountain. Here are some of the shots I was able to get off being patient with the clouds.

Finally, as the day wore, on the clouds thinned a bit, and the mountain once again began to show itself, and I was able to frame a shot that I was well satisfied with.

All photos property of Peggy A Thompson


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5 Responses to Espying Mount Rainier Through the Clouds

  1. Sartenada says:

    Stunning photos. Thank You.

    Happy weekend!

Thank you!

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