Day 45: Mount Rainier National Park and Wildflowers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Packwood RV Park, Packwood, Washington. Elevation: 1,053 feet. Low temp at RV: 48 degrees. High temp: 74.

We headed out early to the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Our destination is Paradise visitor center and the wildflowers that are blooming along the way. What a day! We had lunch at the National Park Inn, and headed up to the Visitor Center at Paradise.

Driving to Paradise, lots of wildflowers are blooming along the roadsides and in the meadows. A blanket of color: purples, pinks, yellow, white, blue… Set off against the green fir forest, white snow and blue skies.

We went to the visitor center and looked at the exhibits, took a short nature trail and Holly went shopping in the General Store. The stores carry nature guides specific to the area, postcards, T shirts, huckleberry bark (candy, which I totally wish I had bought more of!) and lots of other essentials for National Park Visitors.

Driving back down the mountain we saw beautiful scenery…

And, more wildflowers…

About Holly Ritger

I am retired, enjoying being a grandmother, traveling to National Parks and other interesting places in our RV with my husband of 43 years, and visiting with friends and family. Hobbies: photography, learning about wildflowers and birds, and trees, and reading from my kindle.
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4 Responses to Day 45: Mount Rainier National Park and Wildflowers

  1. tybeegal says:

    Wow! That is a lot of wildflowers. I know you really enjoyed that.


  2. Holly Ritger says:

    Thanks Sherry… I truly loved all the wildflowers. I only wish we had come through this way the end of July. That’s when the wildflowers are supposed to be at peak in the meadows.


  3. Frank & Ann says:

    Hi Holly & John, your trip has been so interesting. We know you are really enjoying this trip. We loved all the pictures you have taken. The flowers were so beautiful & the scenery too. Continue to have fun on your journey. Ann & Frank


    • Holly Ritger says:

      Thanks you guys! We are really enjoying our trip and I am delighted to have seen so many goreous wildflowers this trip.


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