Mt Rainier in Labor Day Sun

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Mt Rainier on a Sunny Labor Day!

On Labor Day, my wife and I took some time to go up and hike around on Mt Rainier.Mt Rainier in Labor Day Sun

The mountain was glorious, with just a few clouds around in the afternoon.  The wildflowers were out in abundance at Paradise.  I was surprised to see so many animals (more on that in another blog).  Though we took it easy - we covered something aroudn three miles on the trails, and had an enjoyable day with many other people who got to enjoy the sunny weather on the mountain as well.

I was able to get a couple of shots of various plants growing in special places as well. One thing that some don't realize is that this area is covered by tens of feet of snow every winter. The picture of the snow report shows a minimum (dry) winter having about 300", while a normal winter (like our last one) will have about 700", but on a really wet winter there will be over 1100" (that's right, about 100 feet) of snow on the ground here.

Green Grotto on Mt Rainier

Snowfall at Paradise

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Comments (9)

Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

So Glad you and your wife enjoyed your Labor Day. It sounds beautiful there!

Sep 05, 2012 06:29 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Steven-We have some of our finest days in the Pacific Northwest in August and September. Sounds like a very enjoyable day. 

Sep 05, 2012 06:33 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Tamra and Adrian -- Thank you for stopping by and commenting.  The good weather has been wonderful, it just seems there is so little time to get away for something like this.

Sep 05, 2012 07:59 AM
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

That does sound like fun, Steven.  I was on the lake "up north".  Great fun until we had to come back to schools and life.

Sep 06, 2012 06:18 AM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Don -- it is a shame we can't spend more time at places like that, but at least it gives us something to look forward to when we are back in the daily program.

Sep 06, 2012 06:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Steve that is a lot of snow, and I am perfectly happy with you keeping it there :)

I look forward to seeing the rest of the picture that you are going to post.

Sep 06, 2012 08:31 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Gorgeous Steve. What a great way to spend a day off. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Sep 06, 2012 10:41 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

I can't imagine many things that would be better thana hike or walk around the mountain side, good for you

Sep 06, 2012 02:07 PM
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

George -- Thank you for your comment, and reminder that I have more to get up on the blog.

Al and Peggy -- Glad you appreciated the pictures.

Joyce -- especially when the weather is cooperating - instead of blowing and dripping!

Sep 07, 2012 03:34 AM