Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mount Rainier - The View from My Deck!

Nice view huh? I took this from my deck just a few days ago. It seems that the view changes almost daily...and when the sun shines on it, the mountain is an amazing sight. Hope you enjoy the view - Make sure you click on the photo for a larger image!

From "NPS.GOV:
Mount Rainier National Park encompasses 235,625 acres on the west-side of the Cascade Range, and is located about 100 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. Mount Rainier National Park is approximately 97 percent wilderness and 3 percent National Historic Landmark District and receives approximately 2 million visitors per year.

At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range. It dominates the landscape of a large part of western Washington State. The mountain stands nearly three miles higher than the lowlands to the west and one and one-half miles higher than the adjacent mountains. It is an active volcano that last erupted approximately 150 years ago.

11 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

That is a lovely view!!

HeartFire said...

Stunning picture of our mountain... what a wonderful view you have!!!

Casey Klahn said...

Wonderful!

In another lifetime (before children) I summited Rainier 5 times. Now, only memories, but this is a fabulous picture, David.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Manon, HeartFire, and Casey! Climbed it 5 times Casey? That's quite the accomplishment!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wow! This is your view!? What an amazing sight to behold.... and what a beautiful photograph you made. I love the pushed color and painterly appeal.

And I like the Eva Cassidy audio; she's one of my favorite voices to hear sing.

eeniemoni said...

Can I move in with you? lol.
Breathtaking!

David Patterson said...

Thank you Diana and Moni!!

Anita Stoll said...

Beutiful photograph of a beautiful place. Hope to return to Mt Rainier this summer. Check out my blog for an amazing phenenom.

David Patterson said...

Thank you Anita!

LisaMarie said...

This is beautify image, all your images are. If i could look at that every day, it would be heaven for me..

David Patterson said...

Thank you Lisa!