Mount Rainier at Sunrise

December 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Mount Rainier at SunriseMount Rainier at Sunrise"The mountains are calling and I must go" - John Muir

 

"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. 

 

"Mount Rainier at Sunrise" is available for purchase in the Landscapes gallery. 

 

Wishing you the "Peace of Light". 

 

Thomas Cakalic   

 

 


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