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    I'm not sure this image packs the punch that some of my other images do, but I like it for the moment it was. The Burroughs Mountain Trail at Mt. Rainier was cold that morning, and up until this point we had been climbing with our bodies tilted into the blowing wind, brushing the driving snow flurries from our faces, just putting one foot in front of another. But then the trail topped out, and we found ourselves in a misty sea of rocks and lichens. As we approached the other side of the mountain, the sun broke though and illuminated the base of Mt. Rainier. The combination of clouds and light was quite beautiful, and as we descended, we climbed fully into the light.

    Taken with a Hasselblad 500 C/M.

    Eye~for~it ( slowly back ), and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. McCoy352 50 months ago | reply

      Rainier is just so magical. It reveals much about itself as time in the day moves endlessly on.
      Perhaps a bit of ourselves is revealed as well, or at least I like to think so. Have a great Sunday Dani!

    2. Eye~for~it ( slowly back ) 50 months ago | reply

      I feel like being present there Danielle...wonderful work my friend.

    3. Jeff Eickhoff 50 months ago | reply

      Very cool image, Dani. Those varied microclimes are one of the aspects that makes Rainier such an amazing place to be. Your description reminds me of a backpack trip crossing over the pass above Spray Park from Cataract Valley Camp several years ago...the clouds were thick...covering the area in a dense grey fog, and moving through the pass like silent ghosts; then instantly, a hole opened up to bathe the entire meadow in sunlight for about 30 seconds before the ghostly blanket rolled back over. I'll always remember that day.

    4. Dan Grenier 50 months ago | reply

      You certainly have some outstanding spots to explore!

    5. phillipmoffat 50 months ago | reply

      fantastic, beautiful and open space.
      :)

    6. gretchenhayhurst 50 months ago | reply

      Great image and I like the human element......can I call him that?

    7. Lance Rudge 50 months ago | reply

      Packs a great punch for me Dani, wonderful moment captured in style.

    8. relistan 50 months ago | reply

      Beautifully done, Danielle! Great light, love how it fades out into the sunlit mist.

    9. DLuker 50 months ago | reply

      My mother always spoke of how beautiful Rainier was and how much I would love it if I ever made it back to Washington (we left when I was 20 months old). It's definitely on the bucket list, but I do regret not doing so earlier in life.

    10. J.Sod 50 months ago | reply

      Your description adds a life to the shot, which otherwise would be unknown. Its always nice hearing about the journey taken to create a given image. The mountain never stops amazing me, although I must admit for living so close to it I have neglected visiting it on a regular basis.

    11. AGrinberg 50 months ago | reply

      I like it - also brings back memories of that fantastic trail.

    12. KUHL PHOTO 50 months ago | reply

      Can I ask if you climbed Mt. Rainier? I was just considering it last week and was wondering if I should make it a goal for next year?

    13. manyfires 50 months ago | reply

      No, I have not climbed Ranier. The only one I've done is St. Helens. Good luck! One of my bosses has done it, and it took a few tries due to weather conditions.

    14. S A D E [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      A great scene to get lost in !

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