Descriptive Essay About Mt Rainier

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The majestic mountain towers over the Washington state landscape and can be visible from most vantage point in the Seattle metro area. See the main Seattle page here. Mt. Rainier is an active volcano that is always topped with snow. It has 26 main glaciers - the most on any mountain in the lower 48 US states. It is more than 14 thousand feet high and spawns 6 major rivers and many waterfalls. The national park around the mountain was established in 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States and it encompasses 236,381 acres. Along with the towering peak of Rainer, the park’s expansive area includes many mountains, meadows, old growth forests, rivers and waterfalls. Interesting Facts: On clear days Mt Rainier can be seen as far away as Corvallis, British Columbia and Oregon. The park is popular for hiking, climbing and winter sports. Most visitors go for a day trip, but some like to stay at the campgrounds and Inns. On a recent tour with “Customized Tours”, we spent a day exploring this beautiful park and majestic mountain. We started from Seattle and headed south towards the Nisqually entrance. Along the way, we stopped at Puyallup to stretch our legs and buy some supplies. The town has a large Fred Myers grocery store with everything you can think off – including a Starbucks. It was good stop for breakfast. Interesting Facts: Some ice cave in the mountain are so cold they are being studied for similarity to conditions on Mars. Our guide and driver Joe was a

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