Mount Rainier 1: Reflection Lake

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Over Labor Day weekend I made the long trek from the northcoast of California to Rainier National Park. On Saturday, at around 7:20, I arrived at Reflection Lake. From this lake one can see, on a relatively clear, Mount Rainier reflected in the lake’s waters. On this morning, one only saw clouds reflected therein:

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Later that afternoon, I returned to Reflection Lake. Still no Mount Rainier any where to be seen, but plenty of clouds, mists, and even a splash or two of sun:

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