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Philip Kuntz / 97 items

N 159 B 1.9K C 47 E Aug 8, 2017 F Aug 12, 2019
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That's what many of us Washingtonians call this massive mountain.

Looking NW at Mt. Rainier near the confluence where Edith Creek flows into Paradise river. Paradise is on the other side of that ridge.

"Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Range. Mount Rainier is ranked third of the 128 ultra-prominent mountain peaks of the United States (Denali and Mauna Kea). Mount Rainier has a topographic prominence of 13,210 ft (4,026 m), which is greater than that of K2, the world's second-tallest mountain, at 13,189 ft (4,020 m)."

Thanks for taking a look! Always appreciated.

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N 159 B 2.3K C 39 E Aug 9, 2017 F May 26, 2019
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A crisp, refreshing morning with a copy of Mt. Rainier in Reflection Lake.

Back from camping and exploring around the Hell's Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America. The canyon forms part of the border between Idaho and Oregon.

I grew up nearby, my old stomping grounds. Seems mountains and canyons are steeper than I remember when I ran up and down them back in the day.

Enjoy a wonderful Sunday and Memorial Day Holiday!

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N 392 B 4.9K C 149 E Sep 10, 2014 F Apr 21, 2019
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This day began with heavy fog and little promise of a bright new day. Patience was rewarded with a nice replication of Mt. Rainier in Reflection Lake as the fog lifted and a beautiful new day arrived. This is why photography can be addictive for so many of us.

Enjoy a wonderful Easter!

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N 163 B 3.1K C 44 E Sep 12, 2014 F Mar 24, 2019
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Seen from Sunrise area of the Park at sunrise. Easy to see why this part of the park was named Sunrise, as first light on Rainier glows nicely at dawn.

"The broad top of Mount Rainier contains three named summits. The highest is called the Columbia Crest. The second highest summit is Point Success, 14,158 ft (4,315 m), at the southern edge of the summit plateau, atop the ridge known as Success Cleaver. It has a topographic prominence of about 138 ft (42 m), so it is not considered a separate peak. The lowest of the three summits is Liberty Cap, 14,112 ft (4,301 m), at the northwestern edge, which overlooks Liberty Ridge, the Sunset Amphitheater, and the dramatic Willis Wall. Liberty Cap has a prominence of 492 ft (150 m), and so would qualify as a separate peak under most strictly prominence-based rules. A prominence cutoff of 400 ft (122 m) is commonly used in Washington state.

High on the eastern flank of Mount Rainier is a peak known as Little Tahoma Peak, 11,138 ft (3,395 m), an eroded remnant of the earlier, much higher, Mount Rainier. It has a prominence of 858 ft (262 m), and it is almost never climbed in direct conjunction with Columbia Crest, so it is usually considered a separate peak. If considered separately from Mt. Rainier, Little Tahoma Peak would be the third highest mountain peak in Washington." Wiki

An amazing massif from any angle.

Enjoy a wonderful Sunday and week ahead!

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N 170 B 3.9K C 37 E Aug 9, 2017 F Feb 24, 2019
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As Mt. Rainier is called by us local mountain lovers.

An early morning view from about halfway up the Pinnacle Peak trail. A couple more views in comments.

Standing at 14,410 feet tall, Mount Rainier isn’t just the tallest mountain in the Cascades—it’s also the highest mountain in the entire state and fifth tallest in the lower 48 states.

Geothermal heat from the volcano keeps areas of both crater rims free of snow and ice, and has formed the world’s largest volcanic glacier cave network within the ice-filled craters, with nearly 2 miles of passages.

A small crater lake about 130 by 30 feet in size and 16 feet deep, the highest in North America with a surface elevation of 14,203 feet, occupies the lowest portion of the west crater below more than 100 feet of ice and is accessible only via the caves.

Now wouldn't that be a fun photo shoot visiting the lake thru those caves? Send pics when you do.

As always many thanks for your comments, faves and support.


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