Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.
Photographed by Justin Kern September 10, 2012 and shared in Mount Rainier Flickr photo group http://flickr.com/groups/MountRainierNPS.
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when the sun sets,
and when it rises
when the bath water gets cold
when we run out of toilet paper
when the skin on your face begins to sag
or when you smell of body odor
I will embrace you even tighter and inhale your
I will love you
when we are affluent
or if we penniless.
I will always find treasures in your
They say don’t make homes out of people,
but you are my home.
And I choose to reside in you forever.