Mt. Rainier Wildflowers

A few wildflowers from Mt. Rainier National Park. Merten’s Bluebells (Mertensia paniculata) and a somewhat beleaguered Avalanche Lily (Erythronium montanum). A better version of this flower can be found in a previous post of mine. Next trip there will not be so rushed and I will likely have more of a chance to get the macro lens after these a bit more.

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Paradise Valley, Mt. Rainier National Park

Panorama of Paradise Valley in Mt. Rainier National Park. 9 exposures stitched, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.

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A roadside wildflower. There were some wildflowers flowering in July, but not a lot. When I go back later in the summer there should be more – and (almost) no snow!

paradise valley wildflowers

Table Mountain – Mount Baker Wilderness

Tabletop Mountain from the start of the Bagley Lakes trail. I am going to venture further up this trail most likely in late August -as it was closed this early in June. The fact that I went down the hill on my butt for about 6 feet while trying to protect my camera made it clear why the trail was closed. These were taken just off the upper parking lot of Mt Baker Ski Area.

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subalpine buttercup bagley creek

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

More shots from the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

American Border Peak (2,794 feet (852 meters))

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Closeups of Mt. Shuksan and Shuksan Arm

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This little Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) at first made me think he was a rare opportunity but quickly proved to be rather tame – and not shy about begging for a handout.

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