Monday, July 8, 2013

Snow! In July!

We flew to Seattle, Washington today.  It was cloudy over most of the United States, and I missed the chance to see a new part of the country from the air.  But as we approached Seattle, the clouds turned from overcast to scattered and broken, and first I noticed that there were snow-capped mountains which I could see through the clouds.  Then suddenly I realized that there was peak that was above the clouds!  Wow!  I waited until we landed, and I asked the pilot about it.  He said that it was Mount Rainier, which is about 60 miles southeast of Seattle, and the elevation of the summit was 14,411 feet.  What a stunning sight!


Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Trace

Jackie said...

Spectacular. What a great sight, and a wonderful view. So beautiful.


Photodude Images said...

It's a great climb if you are feeling adventurous.