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January 08, 2016

MT. RAINIER

Mount Rainier, highest mountain (4,392 metres) in the state of Washington, U.S., and in the Cascade Range. It lies about 64 km southeast of the city of Tacoma, within Mount Rainier National Park. Rainier is sometimes referred to by its Native American name, Mount Tacoma, or Tahoma. The mountain has three major peaks: Liberty Cap, Point Success, and Columbia Crest. 

Mount Rainier looking over the serene Northwest landscape 

The English explorer George Vancouver sighted the summit on May 8, 1792, and named it for fellow navigator Peter Rainier. Rainier is noted for dense stands of coniferous trees on its lower slopes, scenic meadows (with a profusion of wildflowers during the warmer month) waterfalls and lakes, as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Travel info: http://visitrainier.com/
 

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2 comments:

  1. Bardzo ciekawie to wygląda! Z tyłu góra pokryta śniegiem , a na pierwszym planie zielono :)

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