July 3 , 2011


Mt Rainier National Park

The day we visited Mt Rainier National Park the clouds didn't let us get even one decent picture of the mountian. Still, we visited Paradise and had an enjoyable day.

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Mt Rainier Entrance

Mt Rainier Entrance Arch

Heading up to Paradise on a dreary day.


Jackson Visitor Center

New Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise

Looks cold, doesn't it?


Visitor Center Interior

Interior of the Center

Much cozzier in here.


Snow in the Parking Lot

It Was A Big Snow Year on Rainier


Lobby of the Hotel

Paradise Inn Lobby

A good day to read a book and have a cup of hot chocolate


Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument

Later in the week we visited Mt St Helens Volcanic National Monument. The weather couldn't have been better.

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Mt St Helens

Distant View of Mt St Helens From Near The Freeway


Jonston Ridge Observatory

Johnston Ridge Observatory


Mt St Helens From Observatory

Mt St Helens From the Observatory



Dark-eyed Junco Near the Observatory



Bull Elk Near the Road Below the Observatory


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