On a sunny Sunday in September, Amy and I drove to the Paradise entrance of Mount Raininer National Park. We hiked the little loop at the Grove of the Patriarchs. Took pictures. The "Grove" occupies a little island in the Ohanapecosh river. This location saved the trees from forest fires and logging. Some of the trees are 1000 years old now. And Huge. Then we proceeded up the road to Paradise, where we hiked to Panorama Point. Took . Of Marmots. And Stuff. Here are some of them.
Grove of the Patriarchs
Bridge across the Ohanapecosh River to the Island.
I think this is a western redcedar. Huge huh.
Obviously this tree is much taller on its side than the photographer.
Is this thing a burl? Or what is it?
Paradise, Panorama Point and Skyline Trail
Skyline Trail just outside Paradise Park.
Chipmunk. Loowitz river canyon in the Background.
The Mountain from just below Panorama Point.
Notice the "Cookies and Cream" to the left of
the standing figure.
Take the quick way down!