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A beautiful picture of Mt. Rainier shot during the beginning of June. This photo was taken near Paradise in Mt. Rainier's National Forest. "The Mountain", as it's known by natives, draws your eyes like a magnet when it is visible and not invisible behind clouds. It also draws over two million visitors each year. Mount Rainier and the surrounding foothills were designated as a national park in 1899. On clear days, Mount Rainier dominates the Seattle - Tacoma skyline, towering over the metropolis in breathtaking beauty. Mount Rainierís highest elevation is 14,410 feet which is located at the summit, also called Columbia Crest. The glaciers on Mount Rainier are the sources of five major river systems: Nisqually, Cowlitz, White, Carbon, and Puyallup. These rivers provide water for plants, animals, and humans throughout western Washington.
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Blue Sky & Mt. Rainier