A clear blue sky makes a great background for this Bear Grass along the Naches Loop trail at the eastern edge of Mt. Rainier National Park. Bear Grass takes several years to germinate and come to a bloom, and some years you don't see much if any. This year is a great year for Bear Grass. We saw it abundantly on this hike and saw a lot of it last month on Mt. Spokane in the eastern part of the state. It grows up to four or more feet tall. This clump was probably only about three feet.