“…the most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all
the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain‐top wanderings.”
— John Muir,conservationist, 1889
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
south view from Skyline Trail at Paradise — July 7th, 2015
subalpine meadow wildflowers
Mt. Rainier is a stratovolcano with an elevation of 14,411 ft.
It can be seen 60 miles from downtown Seattle.
Cascade aster wildflowers along the Alta Vista Trail
Rosy spirea cover the meadows
along with many other wildflower varieties.
Indian paintbrush flowers; also known as Scarlet paintbrush
Myrtle Falls is one of the many
waterfalls at Mount Rainier National Park.