And the road goes on forever...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Drama Queen

She sits above it all, towering so forcefully she mingles with the clouds on a daily basis, even making her own weather pattern. Her brute force influences much of western Washington but when she shows herself affects a stunning view on clear days of her glaciated glistening flanks. Today, we got up close and personal with her like never before. When she glided out from behind her fog bank early this morning she hid her cantankerous nature to allow us to cavort up her verdant slopes to views other-worldly. Now, I just might understand why mountain climbers climb.

I don’t really need to comment on much for this entry; the pictures will speak all the words necessary and needed. If you have never been to Mt. Rainier National Park, please go. I have been to many of our national parks and for me, this Queen stands above them all. What a glorious day!