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From Your Corner of Washington: Mount Rainier & other peaks

by Brian Zylstra | July 14th, 2014


Summer temperatures in Western Washington usually are warm and comfortable. When temps around here become too hot for comfort, many people do one of two things: They either find saltwater or head up to the mountains. If you choose the latter, it’s tough to beat a day on majestic Mount Rainier.

A day hike to Camp Muir, nestled on Rainier’s south side, can bring a cool, gentle breeze and plenty of quiet and solitude. Remember to use lots of sunscreen while plodding on that bright reflective snow.

The photo above shows a hiker making his way from rocks onto the Muir Snowfield while a nearby team of climbers heads back down to Paradise. The photo below offers proof of the spectacular view of three Cascade peaks looking south from Camp Muir — Adams, Hood and St. Helens (left to right).


We invite you to e-mail your photos and stories to us as part of an ongoing feature called “From Your Corner of Washington” – we want to gather images of landscapes, homes, views and personal narratives from all over the state.

Q) How do I submit a photo or story to be used in “From Your Corner of  Washington”?

A) Please send your text or image attachment (in JPG format) via e-mail to Brian Zylstra at brian.zylstra@sos.wa.gov.

Q) What are the guidelines for submissions?

A) All submissions will be screened according to our blog use policy. By submitting a photo to us, you are acknowledging that you are the copyright owner of the image or have the owner’s authorized permission to supply this to the Secretary of State’s website for use on its blog.  For questions, please contact our communications staff.

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