Paradise at Mt Rainier 40D Sept 2010


White River area of Mt Rainier NP 09/21/2010. The early morning gave clear views of Mt Rainier, as seen from the White River area.White River area of Mt Rainier NP 09/21/2010. The early morning gave clear views of Mt Rainier, as seen from the White River area.White River area of Mt Rainier NP 09/21/2010. Fran walked beside the fast moving water.Reflection Lake area of Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010Reflection Lake area of Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Ron & Fran in the cold morning air.Reflection Lake area of Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010Reflection Lake area of Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Half way to Myrtle Falls, with lots of clouds hiding the mountain.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Edith Creek flows past the bridge before plunging to become Myrtle Falls, a popular photo place with Mt Rainier in the background.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Edith Creek flows past the bridge before plunging to become Myrtle Falls, a popular photo place with Mt Rainier in the background.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. This trail leads to the zig-zag portion on the steep slope, which climbs to the ridge above. We stopped before starting the steep stuff. My old knee limits my range of late.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. The clouds limited the glimpses of the top this morning.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. The mountain views seem to always have some clouds passing.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. We didn't go very far beyond this level this morning, as my left knee was complaining. Fran was very patient as I stopped for pictures more often than usual.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. There are many steps to climb, but the views are sufficient reward.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Mostly Lupine, a few Paintbrush, and one Alpine Aster flower.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. I have to imagine the larger display of flowers a month or two earlier around here.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Starting up these next few steps is the beginning of steep climbing.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. The unfolding views keep you going to see whats over next rise.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. That is Sluiskin Falls, east of this trail, and we did the loop trip back to Paradise on that ridge last year.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. We saw lots of monkeyflowers next to creeks today.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. We loved seeing this part of the trail again, which we climbed last year to make a loop trip back to Paradise Inn. We decided to make it an easier day for my sore leg, and started back downhill.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. I enjoy seeing these Western Anemone Seed Stage flowers.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Backtracking down the trail has a new point of view, with different mountaintops in the south to watch.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Another verdant creek runs beside the trail.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Lewis Monkeyflower blooms near the creek.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. How can anyone hike past this scene witihout pausing?Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010.. It is wonderful to see these peaceful settings, and to hear the water splashing along.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Sunshine plays its magic on the peaks beyond.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. More Pasquefower in Seed Stage.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Alpine AstersParadise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Fran marches along towards the Myrtle Falls bridge.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Edith Creek, just above Myrtle Falls.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Too bad about the clouds keeping the peak out of view.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. A distant view of Sluiskin Falls, seen from Myrtle Falls vicinity.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. The air was cold, but Fran & Ron enjoyed their morning hike at Paradise.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. Sluiskin Falls in this view to the NE.Paradise area, Mt Rainier NP 09/22/2010. The Inn at Paradise.


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