Mt. Rainier is the tallest glaciated peak in the contiguous 48 states at 14,410′. It’s glacial umbrella is responsible for more than 150 waterfalls, many over 300 feet in height and provides mesmerizing photo ops throughout the park. From the ancient alpine forests that flank the lower slopes to the meadows of wildflowers, Mt. Rainier National Park is the perfect summer photo adventure.
Under the expert guidance of Canon Explorer of Light Photographer Ken Sklute, you will be in the right place at the right time for the most creative photographs of this magnificent National Park. We will be visiting Mt Rainier during the New Moon so we can capture the Milky Way above this gorgeous mountain with a dark moonless sky.
For five days we will traverse the park and photograph it’s many wonders such as the breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier up-close and from afar. We will visit the Sunrise area which is the highest point that can be reach by vehicle and where meadows of wildflowers abound, offering 360-degree view of Mt. Rainier, Emmons Glacier and other peaks in the Cascade Mountains. We will also visit the Paradise area, also known for its glorious views and fields blanketed in wildflowers.
As we wind up our week, we will enjoy a ride on an old steam locomotive that will traverse through the forest and across the glacial fed Upper Nisqually River tp Mineral, Washington where a museum of steam logging locomotives showcase the days of the pioneers in railroad logging camps in the early to mid-1900’s.
Four nights lodging based on double occupancy
Transportation from SeaTac airport
Water, snacks, continental breakfasts in the field and one group dinner
All applicable entrance, park, permit and tour fees
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