Grove of the Patriarchs
August 16th, 2012
I thought of posting these in anticipation of more summer hiking and because there has been a lot of chatter about Mt. Rainier lately, for example a record breaking speed ascent by a woman! I have been going through my archives of Mt. Rainier pictures. I have many unpublished pictures from Mt. Rainier National park, not even including the sets I lost on a laptop that fried. So I figured I better publish more, because what good is a picture if you don’t share?!
These are from a visit last year to a part of Rainier I really love – the old growth forests! Visiting the Grove of the Patriarchs might be the easiest hike at Mt. Rainier, and the most enchanting. Perhaps it’s because the majestic trees are on a tiny little island, in the middle of a river, in a giant forest, on a mountain! With trees over 1,000 years old, this grove has some of the biggest and oldest tress on Earth.
We were there on a beautiful sunny day, so I enjoyed capturing the light that came through the forest. I did not have a super wide angle, but did my best to show the grandness and scale of these trees, and still do justice to the forest . Some more of Rainier my through iPhone.
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