Paradise Lost

August 8, 2009

As we left our hotel at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, the fog was right down to the ground and, as we drove around “The Mountain” from the Sunrise Visitor Center on the northeast side to the Paradise Visitor Center on the southwest side, we tried to remember from previous visits the sights we were missing.

Our view of the Mountain from a scenic overlook near Paradise.

Our view of the Mountain from a scenic overlook near Paradise.

The last time we were here, conditions were better along that road and Paradise at Mt. Rainier seemed much more like the real Paradise that we are hoping for.

Mt. Rainer as seen from a trail near Paradise (31-Aug-2005)

Mt. Rainer as seen from a trail near Paradise (31-Aug-2005)

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