Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

Just before school began, my family took a trip up to Washington. Our first stop was the visitor center at Paradise where we checked out the films and some interactive exhibits. After orienting ourself with one of the maps, we set out on our hike where we were quickly blown away by the colorful wildflowers and mountains ahead of us. We were only planning on staying there for half an hour but we ended up spending almost two hours by the lake taking photos and simply relaxing in the beautiful scenery around us. We loved the photos we took there so much that we printed them out after our trip and hung them up! While it was only a short trip, it was a great way to unwind before the school year and was definitely a trip to remember!

Sincerely,
Hannah

Mount Rainier National Park

Majestic Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range and an active volcano with more glaciers than any other mountain in the United States. Just an hour's drive from Seattle, the park's wild landscape feels much further from civilization. The forests, parkland, wetlands, lakes and rivers offer 260 miles of trails and varied habitat to dozens of plant and animal species.

State(s): Washington

Established: 1899

“My family and I have visited more than 15 national parks and while each one has been very different, each and every park has been a place where our family bonds in nature.”

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