Kris in Paradise! Had we been there a month or so later, I really would have been in paradise, the wildflowers would have been at their peak! The area where the Main Visitor center is at Mt. Rainier is called Paradise! It was a slippery hike to reach this point, there was still up to 8 feet of snow on many parts of the trail! That seems so strange in late June!
The mountains behind me are in the Tatoosh Range. The peak of Mt. Saint Helens is just visible on the horizon on the right side of the photo. This was taken by another hiker, Kenny had tired of slipping and slogging through the snow and had turned around before I got to this point.