Tag Archives: Cascade Mountains

Autumn Colors in Mount Rainier National Park

October is a magical time in Mount Rainier National Park! Subalpine foliage display shades of purple, pink, red, orange and yellow. Most notable are the color changes of Huckleberry plant leaves and Sitka Mountain Ash along with their striking, red … Continue reading

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Of Mountains and Forests

Once again, I ventured into the depths of forests and hiked mountain trails. Just days after I hiked the Quinault rain forest trails, I made my way through an old growth forest trail at Mount Rainier National Park, located in … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption

It’s been 40 years since the cataclysmic eruption of the Mount St Helens Volcano, located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. I was living about 80 miles north of the volcano and can remember watching the plume of ash … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Color Palette

  I recently spent a day in Mount Rainier National Park to immerse myself in autumn’s color palette. The color intensity was off the scale! Perhaps this was because plants were already stressed from the unusually hot and dry summer … Continue reading

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