Lenticular Cloud (Altocumulus lenticularis) over Mt. Rainier in Stevens Canyon.
Little Tahoma Peak from Stevens Canyon.
Looking up in the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park.
The trail from the parking lot to the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Being from the West coast of Canada, the “old growth” forest at the Grove of the Patriarchs in Mt. Rainier National Park did not really impress me a lot. Still, it was a nice walk to the grove. I think that this area might have been a bit more stunning before the flooding rearranged the area – a sandy forest floor was not really what I was expecting.
In 2006 Mt. Rainier National Park received 18 inches (45cm) of rain in 36 hours. Flooding damaged roads, infrastructure and changed the course of rivers. A 5000 ft (1524 meters) landslide below Stevens Canyon Road dumped into the Ohanapecosh River near the Ohanapecosh Campground.
I would not have wanted to be here when this came down.
Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) at the campground.
Sometimes I like taking photos looking straight up – its not a perspective that is as often photographed. The forest overstory here is at the Ohanapecosh Campground in Mt. Rainier National Park.