Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mount Rainier

I've returned to guiding, only this time by bus and around Mount Rainier. It's a blast introducing people to the volcano and the surrounding areas, taking them on short and long hikes, especially to see the wildflower meadows and the Grove of the Patriarchs where the trees are around eight hundred years old.

Here we have the Nisqually River, glowing with glacial flour and surrounded by rocks of andesite and granite.

A marmot doing it's prairie dog imitation.

A bear collecting berries.