Glaciers on Mt. Rainier, Washington.

I really like this picture --it's so cloudy and icy! And those glaciers just blow my mind. That's the Kautz Glacier on the left and the Nisqually Glacier on the right. They used to reach for miles and miles and miles below their present termini, but they've been in steady retreat for the last 100 years or so. Today their remnants can be reached by a pretty easy hike from the Paradise area on Mt. Rainier.


And here are a couple other photos I took of Mt. Rainier last year, but I don't find them nearly as dramatic. The one on the left is of Reflection Lake while the one on the right is looking up the Nisqually River towards the volcano.

On to the next photo: Mt. Shuksan and rising moon, Washington.
Back to the last photo: Cirque of Grinnell Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana.
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