"Mount Rainier at Sunrise", from an area in the park, known as Sunrise.
I'd often wished for a few puffy or straggling clouds in this image, yet the more I look and think about it, this is a bit of a rarity.
Statistically, it's fairly seldom one can see Mount Rainier without clouds, if it's not totally obscured!
So I've come to enjoy the pristine crisp beauty in this image. The subtle pinkish-orange alpenglow, the purplish-brown of the rocks, contrasting with the blues and yellows. The pastel of it all.
Wonderland Trail is a 93 mile long hiking trail that traces the circumference of the mountain. Wouldn't it be great to set out on that trail? Three miles a day would mean it would take about a month to circle the mountain. If in a particularly great spot, stay an extra day or two and make it up later.
I highly recommend visiting the mountain, especially in September and early October. That's when the skies are clearer, and the foliage is changing to reds and yellows. I can only describe it as "sensory overload"!
There's beauty to be discovered at every turn in the park, be it only a few steps off road, or hours down a trail.
Wishing you the "Peace of Light".