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Journeys Through America is a nonprofit organization providing educational material for all school-aged children across the country. The program will form partnerships with local school districts to provide children with a new, interactive, educational experience integrating the history of America and its National Parks. Journeys Through America's goal is to foster a fun and adventurous learning environment that will promote altruistic growth within our children and our greater community.

Mount Rainer National Park

By Aug 24th 2010 No Comments »

On March 2, 1899 Mount Rainer was designated the 5th National Park in the Unites States. The 368 square miles of forests, meadows, glaciers, and vast scenic wonders of this majestic volcano have been preserved for all to enjoy.

Unfortunately for us, the weather was not our side while there, and we were forced to enjoy the scenic drive through a layer of fog. We drove through the park via the North Eastern route and left through the Nisqually Entrance.

Though we didn’t see my much anticipated fields of wildflowers, I did see some stunning giant red and pink paintbrush, daises and phlox.

I believe Mount Rainer would be most enjoyed if you have a week to spend there.  When you have the time to backpack to the 4-mile long, Nisqually Glacier,  which faces you on Mount Rainer., or have the perfect weather for the drive to Paradise and Sunrise- the highest point accessible by car.

If we had the time, that’s what I would have done. There’s magic at this par, we were just a little unlucky with the weather to fully uncover it all.

Till next time, Mount Rainer.

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