Paradise at Mount Rainier

As I continue to explore my new surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, this past weekend took me to Mount Rainier National Park. With a group of friends we carpooled to the Paradise area, on the south slopes of Mount Rainier. Although we intended to snowshoe, the snow in the area was so packed that snowshoes were unnecessary. Our hike to Glacier Point provided fantastic views of the Tatoosh Mountain Range as well as fellow volcanic peaks Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. From Pacific tidepools to snow covered volcanoes, the Pacific Northwest continues to furnish ample opportunities for photographic adventures. Below are a few photos from the trip to Mount Rainier. Visit my Pacific Northwest gallery for more of my photos from the area.