Grove of the Patriarchs

August 16th, 2012

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moss on old growth

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 I have many unpublished pictures from Mt.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.

[click on the images to view them larger]

standing in the old grove
trail to the grove
brian under the tree
big old trees
old tree trunk
little kids in a big forest
pine florets
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hiking boots
going in the river
draw bridge
brian on draw bridge
bg in the tree
leaves in the forest
family resting under the trees
sunlit leaves
big trees & bg

2 Responses to “Grove of the Patriarchs”

  1. Deepak Jois says:

    Hey look, that’s me :)

    How have you guys been.

    • mangopowergirl says:

      Hi Deepak :) we are fine, was just about to tweet at you guys, will mail you some of these shots!