Big Birthday for a Big Mountain

I would be remiss if I didn’t post a blog concerning an important birthday in the history of the American National Parks System. This past week, March 2, marked the 113th birthday of Mount Rainier National Park. It was designated the country’s 5th national park in 1899 by President William McKinley.  I consider myself blessed to live close to this beautiful park with all its splendor along with the titan itself, Mount Rainier, taking up a good portion of the horizon from where I stand. It’s a quiet time for the park during the long winter, and many days of grey skies cover the mountain from view. But boy, when the sun lights up the sky and the giant lifts its head above the clouds, my eyes always are drawn to its majestic splendor!  Happy Birthday Mount Rainier National Park!

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7 Responses to Big Birthday for a Big Mountain

  1. superb photo and your prose expresses your soul

  2. Vicki says:

    is Mt. Rainier a volcano as Mt. Baker is?

    • Yes, Mt Rainier is a volcano (the largest of them all in the Cascades) like Mt Baker and all the other major peaks in the Cascade Range from Washington to Northern California.

  3. samacwns says:

    Happy Birthday Mt. Rainier! 😉 I need to visit soon lol

  4. Have to post this link showcasing a fabulous photo of the mountain yesterday taken by a local.

  5. Adam Allegro says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit this Nat’l Park. Beautiful image. Nice blog 🙂

    • Thank you for stopping by! I sincerely hope that one day you’ll will be able to visit beautiful Mount Rainier National Park. Just make sure it’s during the summer. Some years the snow is persistent at the higher levels in the park until mid summer. I wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the colorful wildflowers in the Paradise meadows area.

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