Mount Rainier in May: A Stunning Sight to See, Snowshoe, and Ski

Mount Rainier in May:  A Stunning Sight to See, Snowshoe, and Ski | OMventure.com

While in the Seattle area for a couple of months, I enjoyed a surprise drive to the internally churning volcano, Mount Rainier.  In May, one can photograph its beauty, snowshoe up it, and even ski down it.

 

Mount Rainier in May:  A Stunning Sight to See, Snowshoe, and Ski | OMventure.com

I borrowed all the gear needed to snowshoe up Mount Rainier for a few hours (a certain someone even skied down).  A hat, ski goggles, long sleeves, plus some favorite sunscreen, protected me from the glaring sun.

Well, except for that spot I'd forgotten to cover under my chin.  At this elevation, on snow, burns happen quickly (and now I look funny).

 

Mount Rainier in May:  A Stunning Sight to See, Snowshoe, and Ski | OMventure.com

What a gift, this photo.  It calms me.

 

Mount Rainier in May:  A Stunning Sight to See, Snowshoe, and Ski | OMventure.com

I had no idea this was behind me.

 

Mount Rainier in May:  A Stunning Sight to See, Snowshoe, and Ski | OMventure.com

Beautifully, all the mountains were out, including Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens.  You can see them here, in the background.

This is near the base of the wall that one follows if hiking to Camp Muir.  Thus, this is where it was time to turn around and head back down the lovely Mount Rainier.


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