This is Christine Falls in Mt. Rainier National Park. The last time I stopped to photograph Christine Falls, Mt. Rainier National Park was quite busy and there was a considerable lineup for the viewpoint. This time (in mid October) there were few people around and I could take all the time I wanted. Much more relaxing than having in the back of your mind that people are lined up waiting for your spot. The water level was also a bit lower on this occasion which I think yielded a nicer shot and let the blue colour of the water show through better.
van trump creek
Upper and Lower Christine Falls in Mount Rainier NP
Christine Falls just a few kilometers into the park from Longmire.
Small falls in Van Trump Creek just upstream of Christine Falls.
Mt. Rainier – Longmire to Christine Falls
Edit (2015) : I have a new post of some newer photographs of the Longmire area.
Black Tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) near Longmire in Mt. Rainier National Park
The Nisqually River is fed by the Nisqually Glacier on the southern side of Mt. Rainier. Heavy flooding in 2006 eroded the banks. I’m sure I would have wanted to be anywhere near the place when it crested.
Nisqually River just south of the Cougar Rock Campground. 9 exposures stitched – Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.
Nisqually River. 9 exposures stitched – Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.
The Wonderland Trail near the Cougar Rock Campground.
Christine Falls – much more from here later.