Every national park has some sort of distinguishing feature that sticks out about it. Well, Mt. Rainier has this big mountain, yes, but what we’ll remember about it is how much water is everywhere. Not just creeks or waterfalls, but water streaming out of boulders on the side of the road everywhere you turn…like the whole park is about to burst. Perhaps this has something to do with the 25 glaciers on top of the mountain? I don’t know.
The water that does get out in a major format is pure, aqua, and freezing!
We did a little hiking and stayed in the park one night, but were pretty worn out from our extravaganzas in Oregon so didn’t get into anything too big (aside from getting lost for the first time in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest – proof that when your map fails, your cell phone cannot save you). Pretty place though!