Finally got the shot I was looking for. The milky way above Mt. Rainier 🙌🏼
For astrophotography shots, preparation is everything. Look up the moon phase, moonset time, position of the milky way at different times, and possible locations respective to whatever you want in the foreground. Then don't forget to bring a jacket, some blankets, and some snacks 😊👍🏼
Had a blast sharing this amazing sky with @charliezhuang
, and @trystane.
Definitely looking forward to spending more nights like this 🤘🏼
Stoke Level: SUPER DUPER HIGH UP THERE😎
Thru-hiking the Wonderland Trail was one of the most memorable experiences in my life so far, and I'm still digesting it while sitting at my work.
My Suunto went out of battery on the last day so the loop couldn't be completed, but that's the beauty of being in nature and disconnected from the digital world (but why am i searching for portable solar panels?).
We are totally fawning over these twins 😍 Although fawns can walk soon after birth and feed themselves within a few months, they usually don’t declare independence from their mother for a year or two! 🦌 Their white spots, which camouflage them with the forest ground, protect them from predators in their early life 🌲
#IDeclare #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps
[Description: Two fawns with white spots stand in the forest.] 📷: NPS/Emma Woodruff -im
Hiking 17miles + 4620ft elevation gain is all good when you are rewarded with this view.🏔
On my way to pick up my first ever food cache filled with my hiking cravings (think PB&J on WHITE bread🥪, fresh apple🍎, snickers🍫, and coconut water🥛 - resulted in food coma) at Mowich Ranger Station, I took a short spur side trail to Eagle Cliff, and this beautiful Northwest face of Mt.Rainier was shining at me.
Day 3️⃣ 7/5/2018: Cataract Valley to Golden Lakes (17mi / 27.4km, Elevation Gain & Loss: 1408m & 1283m, Total distance: 36.3mi / 58.4.1km)
Happy Monday! But I’d rather be on the trails 🗻 than in the office 👩🏼💻 especially trails where I can see Mt. Rainier the whole way!
Last night’s sunset though
This little fella wasn’t shy and took every opportunity to seek out crumbs. I’m happy to report this furry creature was unsuccessful; this time. But I kept having to shoo him away! Please don’t encourage any animal, big or small, with an enticement of food.
Back to Monday, but at least The Mountain is out again! Stay cool out there. Loving the colors in this shot from July 4th. ❤🗻 Join our community of Rainier watchers and lovers today. Use the hashtag #RainierWatch
when you see The Mountain out. | 📷 by @atomic_punk_photography #RainierWatch
Current Trail Situation at Spray Park (7/5) 🏔
Looks like a perfect place to practice your self-arrest skill. (I didn’t bring an ice axe, so I made my trekking poles my best friends)
Enjoyed one of the greatest hikes ever that involved glacier crossings, waterfalls, and alpine lakes.
MOUNT RAINIER - INGRAHAM DIRECT ROUTE - June 2018 SUMMIT!!! This was 2 plus years in the making. We failed as a group in late 2017 due to weather. That failure ate at me for the next nine months. I struggled again this year to get to Muir and may or may not have puked for the second time. :) Plan was to head for the summit early Sunday morning, but a storm blew in that pushed a lenticular cloud over the mountain. We were stuck in the tent with 40 mph sustained winds, and gusts even higher. The storm included mixed sleet and snow as well. The weather report showed a window on Monday morning so we decided to wait out the storm unlike many of our fellow climbers. First time since 2005 climbers were still taking the Ingraham Direct Route into June.
Going unguided tested our preparation, and having a climbing partner you trust with your life will take you to places you never thought possible. There are times that each of us had to push the other to reach the ultimate goal. In the early morning of June 18th Josh and I were the first ones on the summit of Mount Rainier. The views weren't great on this day, but it was an adventure of the lifetime.
On to the next summit! #mountrainier #mtrainier #mountrainiernationalpark #mountrainiernps #mountrainiersummit #mtrainiersummit #campmuir #ingrahamdirect #ingrahamdirectroute #mountaineering
This is a shot taken by @nathanielwise
in Mount Rainier National Park - picture perfect! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 — what’s your favorite National Park and why? #adventureontop
Gorgeous sunset from a few nights ago! 😍 Have you entered our current giveaway yet? We are giving away some awesome MtRainier topo bottle openers from @designbysml
- ends Friday! Go find our post from Friday to enter. 👍 | 📷 by @aaronfortin #RainierWatch
Seeing these big windows just made me wonder what sort of crazy events they’ve witnessed.
How's this view for some Rainier watching? Tag a friend who would love it! ❤🗻 Join our community of Rainier watchers and lovers today. Use the hashtag #RainierWatch
when you see The Mountain out. | 📷 by @zach_damerow #RainierWatch
amazing place to watch the sunset from ✌🏻🗻
Really excited to get a copy of this.
‘A Year on the Mountain’ is a collection of wilderness-inspired music in styles from baroque to folk from the NW’s largest mountain. It was recorded on Mt. Rainier in 1980 by Geoff Poister, he played every instrument/sang on the album and recorded it all himself. “In many ways this album is both a celebration of wilderness beauty as well as a lament for its fragile, diminishing status. We, as a society, control the fate of some of the last remaining wilderness in the world. If it is destroyed, the loss will not only be reflected in an upset ecological balance, but also in our own spiritual balance as generations of people are born into a world devoid of sources of inspiration. If that day should come, i cannot help but wonder where people will turn to for beauty and solice amidst the urban sprawl, and whether they will have enough appreciation for nature to leave anything unaltered. Perhaps the first step in wilderness preservation is in recognizing its beauty and making reverence for the natural order of things a part of our culture, which we pass on to our children. It is my sincere hope that this album, and the images and thoughts it contains, will contribute to that goal.” -Geoffrey Poister
No Filters | I love this Mountain for its beautiful views from every corner of the state. This photo and the one I posted 5 days ago, were taken in less than half an hour gap, and see how the Rainier has gotten a golden glow from the setting sun.
Don't forget to notice the horses in the ranch.
2AM on Mount Rainier. You can see climbers lights on the mountain as they head up to the summit.
What a week for Rainier watching! Summer is here and it's hot! 😎 Check out our stories for more photos from the community and updates of things we are working on (like the new website, Rainier gear, current giveaway, and more!). Thanks for being a valuable part of the RainierWatch community! 🙌 | 📷 by @bseeda333 #RainierWatch
Northwest face of Mt. Rainier🏔
And the last friggin uphill of day 2
Counterclockwise 🔄 hike from Granite Creek to Cataract Valley
sunset on a warm summer night last night at Rainier 🙌🏻
Bridge or not to bridge. Sounds ON!
One of the most sketchiest bridges of the trail. @ewilk4
jumped into the river and I chose the sketchy route.
Some bridges were washed out, and I had no choice but to cross them with my camp sliders🌊 (I’m calling you out, S.Mowich River)
7/4: Granite Creek to Cataract Valley (10.9mi/17.5km, Elevation Gain & Loss:903m & 1318m, Total distance: 19.3mi / 31.1km)
Typical daily chore (ok, maybe once in 3 days) includes sponge shower (paying particular attention to the groin, underarms, and face), brushing my teeth, and doing some laundry. When I arrive at the camp after 10 hrs of hiking, I barely have any willpower for any of these. Hell, I don't even want to blow my air mattress. But I learned that maintaining my freshness-level is super important when I'm out in the wilderness for more than 3 days.
As if on cue, the wind finally pushed the clouds away from Rainier, and there was the summit in full glory. The Cascades were peeking out in the distance, and skies were bluer than blue. Then the mountain put on her blanket again, only an hour later, and the view disappeared under the covers.
It was great to chat with folks preparing for their ascent, in various forms: practicing self arrests, knots, rigging gear, eating, boiling snow, and sleeping. Some had made the summit multiple times, others were trying for the first time. All of them were stoked to share their knowledge. Gotta love community vibes.
Last night was so much fun!
View from Fremont Lookout this morning.
Weekend adventure time! Anyone headed to The Mountain? ❤🗻 Join our community of Rainier watchers and lovers today. Use the hashtag #RainierWatch
when you see The Mountain out. | 📷 by @sam__davis #RainierWatch
60-degree mountain weather sounds reeeaaaal good right now.
Insane day hiking Mount Rainier with @davidbowers13
and his Aunt Pam and Uncle Chris. The pictures don’t even do it justice. Please consider making a donation to our National Parks so we can preserve these amazing places. #mountrainiernps