At least once a year a I have to visit Mt Rainier if not more. The majestic mountain is so prominent looming above it's surroundings that it's a joy to get high and just relax your eyes on it's snow capped slopes.
It was my first time up to Rainier this year and i wanted to get some time lapse videos of moving clouds over Rainier.
So i headed up to Mowich lake on Mt Rainier National park's NW side. From Mowhich lake there's a short 7.5 mile round trip hike up to Tolmie Peak lookout. From the lookout you have a great vantage point to gaze upon Rainier.
Most people stop at the lookout but the true Tolmie Peak is just a little farther and offered me solitude.
|The clouds were finally clearing at dusk|
Upon waking up I took several videos hoping the mountain would reveal it's self ......but nothing. On my last video my battery died just as the tip of Rainier was being revealed. Bummer!!!!!!
On the hike out, which was earlier than i planned, i hiked by a fellow photographer who's camera was humming away. He also was capturing some time lapses.
All in all a great beautiful relaxing day!!
The below pictures were taken mostly with my camera phone.
|Fresh Huckleberries from the trail|
|Eunice lake with the lookout above|
|Looking down on Eunice lake|
|A Gray Jay hanging out giving me photography tips|
|Tolmie Fire Lookout|
|Mt Rainier finally revealing itself|
|Mt Rainier from up in the lookout|
|Mt Rainier from the lookout|
|The trail just above Lake Eunice|
lookout from Tolmie Peak