Mt. Rainier and Tipsoo Lake (Mt. Rainier National Park)

Barb White

Shoreline, United States

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Second Place in the All Parks Parks Mountain Peaks challenge – April 2010

Second Place in the Best in the Northwest challenge in the Pacific Northwest group – April 2010

Fourth Place in the Washington – Say WA! challenge

Host Selection in the “All Parks” group

Featured in Top Shelf Wildlife & Nature Art – January 2010

Third Place in the Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge – A View from your Country – March 2010

Top Ten in the Around the World Challenge – March 2010

126 views as of April 15, 2010

Summertime at Mt. Rainier. Tipsoo Lake is in the Northeast area of Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington State in the U.S. I love going to the mountains more than anything. It’s so peaceful and beautiful, when I need a getaway, even just for a day, a nice drive to the mountains is the thing for me!

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Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state. It was one of the US’s earliest National Parks, having been established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States. The park contains 368 square miles (950 km2) including all of Mount Rainier, a 14,411-foot (4,392 m) stratovolcano. The mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding land with elevations in the park ranging from 1,600 feet (490 m) to over 14,000 feet (4,300 m). The highest point in the Cascade Range, around it are valleys, waterfalls, subalpine wildflower meadows, old growth forest and more than 26 glaciers. The volcano is often shrouded in clouds that dump enormous amounts of rain and snow on the peak every year and hide it from the crowds that head to the park on weekends.

Mount Rainier is circled by the Wonderland Trail and is covered by several glaciers and snowfields totaling some 35 square miles (91 km2). Carbon Glacier is the largest glacier by volume in the continental United States, while Emmons Glacier is the largest glacier by area. About 1.3 million people visit Mount Rainier National Park each year. Mount Rainier is a popular peak for mountain climbing with some 10,000 attempts per year with approximately 25% making it to the summit.

The park contains outstanding subalpine meadows and 91,000 acres (370 km2) of old growth forests.

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