Sunrise and Surrounds 2013


Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....September Travels....

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Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. We ate our lunch, and are now ready to take our walk. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. Places to go, we walked the Sunrise Nature Trail. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. The visitor center at Sunrise was closed today, but lots of visitors were here. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA 9/10/13<br />Western Pasqueflower (seed stage) Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. The Nature trail was an easy slope, with nice views of the mountain. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. Thank goodness for the breeze, as it would be hot otherwise. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. The village at Sunrise starts looking rather small in front of the big neighbor mountain. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. We see how small this community is, when we've been walking only 15 minutes! 9/10/13 Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. Fran rises to the ridge line of this trail. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. We saw no wild animals from this outlook. Some visits back we saw wild sheep grazing on the distant grassy slopes. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. This was our earliest glimpse over the ridge. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. Ron gets in front of the camera. 9/10/13 Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. You can see the trail we walked, looping to the left below, and then going to the right (where we stand) and eventually coming back into the picture at right center in this view. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. The north facing slopes are steep here. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. We saw no wildlife larger than chipmonks today. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. Some color ahead of the fall season. 9/10/13 Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. Rather rugged terrain on these NE slopes of Mt Rainier. 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. We wound up our walk in around 50 minutes. An easy morning... 9/10/13Our visit to Sunrise, Mt Rainier Natl Park, WA. One last glimpse of these grand slopes before leaving Sunrise. 9/10/13At Chinook Pass, WA., Naches Peak, above the Pacific Crest Trail. 9/10/13 At Chinook Pass, WA. Looking NE from the pass. 9/10/13At Chinook Pass, WA. Good information signs at the overlook. 9/10/13The trail around Tipsoo Lake, near Chinook Pass, WA 9/10/13The trail around Tipsoo Lake, near Chinook Pass, WA 9/10/13 The trail around Tipsoo Lake, near Chinook Pass, WA. Fran cavorts some more... 9/10/13The trail around Tipsoo Lake, near Chinook Pass, WA. Yakima Peak I think... 9/10/13Box Canyon, The Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River ...on the way to Paradise at Mt Rainier via the road west from the Stevens Canyon Entrance. 9/10/13Box Canyon, The Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River ...on the way to Paradise at Mt Rainier via the road west from the Stevens Canyon Entrance. 9/10/13 Box Canyon, The Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River ...on the way to Paradise at Mt Rainier via the road west from the Stevens Canyon Entrance. 9/10/13Box Canyon, The Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River ...on the way to Paradise at Mt Rainier via the road west from the Stevens Canyon Entrance. 9/10/13Box Canyon, The Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River ...on the way to Paradise at Mt Rainier via the road west from the Stevens Canyon Entrance. 9/10/13Scenes along the road to Paradise, as we waited on road construction delays, Mt Rainier NP 9/10/13 Scenes along the road to Paradise, as we waited on road construction delays, Mt Rainier NP. I imagine those slides make this a hard road to keep open! 9/10/13Scenes along the road to Paradise, as we waited on road construction delays, Mt Rainier NP 9/10/13Scenes along the road to Paradise, as we waited on road construction delays, Mt Rainier NP. After we reached Paradise we found te parking lot was full, so we decided to get up here early the next morning to do our hiking then. 9/10/13

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