Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ABC-R

R is for Rainier.

Known to local tribes as Tahoma, Mt. Rainier's name was given it by George Vancouver who named it for a friend who never came near the area.

8 comments:

photowannabe said...

Stunning. Love the brilliant blue sky and pristine white snow.

Roger Owen Green said...

never knew about the naming of that lovely mount.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

hocam said...

Funny, I was just reading a novel last night and there was a jeopardy question in it and it was about the other name for Mt Rainier. So I just learned this last night. Stunning photograph

Kay L. Davies said...
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Kay L. Davies said...

I've seen Mount Rainier often, but never knew its original name, or the story of Captain Vancouver re-naming it.
Very interesting, and a spectacular photo!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

Beautiful view!!

Roses are Red

Martha Z said...

I'm not surprised you'd chose Rainier for "R". You feel about this park as I do about Yosemite.

Tumblewords: said...

Stellar shot!