On the way to Idaho and Montana, I stopped off for a few days of camping and hiking at Mount Rainier.
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Mount Rainier, taken near the Paradise trailhead. The October morning was crisp, but by lunch I had shed every layer except a tee shirt.
Water is always flowing from Rainier's many active glaciers.
Old Growth Tree
Mount Rainier gets a huge amount of rain, and has many groves of old growth trees. Some of the Douglas-firs, Western Redcedars and Western Hemlocks are enormous.
This massive double-trunk tree was topped in a storm, possibly hundreds of years ago. Both trunks are thriving.
The temperate rain forest conditions is perfect for mushrooms. They were everywhere.