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Sunset from Sunrise

The mountains are calling and I must go.

~John Muir

 

On Saturday we took the family up to Sunrise. It's on the Northeast face of the mountain. At seven thousand feet, it's still only half way up Rainier. It's quieter than Paradise usually is...and while it's not the same, it has it's own amazing beauty. We hiked a few miles, including part of the Wonderland Trail, and all I want to do is go back. Sunset comes earlier on this side of the Cascades, so here's a shot of the shadow line moving up the side of the mountain as we hiked out.

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Taken on August 25, 2012