Tahoma, aka Mount Rainier, was our final destination of exploring and revisiting favorite places in the Pacific Northwest. The warm weather of early autumn days lingered long enough for us to visit this beautiful National Park before the rain and snow returned. With smoke inundating the region, it was refreshing to have a couple days in the pure mountain air. The summer-like days were warm and ideal for day hikes; not too warm, and no need for rain gear.

The eastern edge of the meadow caught the final rays as the sun dropped below the crest of the ridge filling the meadow with shade. The Nisqually Glacier overlook provides a beautiful view of the mountain, the many waterfalls flowing into the glacial moraine, and the glacier itself, the origin of the Nisqually River. Untold numbers of people have experienced the beauty of nature from these viewpoints at different times and seasons, spanning the centuries. The view presented the day we were there has already been transformed with the arrival of snowfall.




The 3 photos tell fascinating stories of the evolving earth – biological and geological coevolution. Being up there must have been exhilarating. As always, I deeply appreciate your posts.

Really great shots Tom! Glad you made it up there!!

Stunning. In all my travels, this is by far my favorite mountain.

Beautiful beyond words.

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