Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our Mt. Rainier SkyWatch trip

If you remember my Sky Watch last week, I showed the view from a couple of years ago, promising to show you what we would see the next day in the same place. So, here it is. When we arrived Friday morning at Sunrise Point, this was what we could see.
Mt. Rainier and all its surrounding peaks played hide and seek all day that day.
You can recognize the same peak to the south that was
visible over the valley fog in last week's shot.
On Saturday morning, it was clear. From Sunrise Point, you could see clear to Mt. Adams. Those are the same trees we saw in the fog from the day before.
There you can see it better now.
Watching the sky is always interesting at Mt. Rainier.

17 comments:

Louise said...

What spectacular views! I'm glad the fog wasn't all over so you could see so much.

Janie said...

It's hard to imagine more magnificent scenes. Even immersed in the mist, it's gorgeous.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Amazing photos! Nice work...thanks for sharing these-

J Bar said...

Amazing scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, how very gorgeous!

Sally in WA said...

Great pics from Rainier. I always enjoy that area, no matter the weather.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

After seeing these photos, I REALLY have Mt. Rainier on my "to do/to see" list!

NW Nature Nut said...

Love the first photo....it's very northwest!

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

all I can say is ...what a awesome MT.. I drive to work down 405.. and see that MT.. and want to pull over and take it's picture!

Linnea W said...

Glad the fog cleared up and you got to see those beautiful mountains. It looks so pristine up there!

Halcyon said...

Very dramatic skies. It must have been some work to get up there!

Happy Friday.

Trisha said...

What a view! The fact that the mountain plays hide and seek makes it that much more intriguing, doesn't it?

Mary said...

Wonderful! YOu are certainly right about how the sky out there changes from day to day, but when the clouds fall back....what a view!

PERBS said...

I learned that between the two years I went camping with you. What a difference a clear day makes!

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine photos of Mt. Rainier.
jfm

Liz said...

It looks like the mountain that is used in the Paramount films header. I've never noticed that before.

Suldog said...

Oh, I love mountains. We have the White Mountains here in Northern New England, and that's where MY WIFE and I usually vacation in the fall. Lovely.