This past Sunday I went back to the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park with a tough objective. But when I got out there, I just wasn't feeling it. So I changed plans, wandered around, and practiced my photography instead!
So often I'm out for a challenge - moving fast, far, and focused. But sometimes it is nice to move slow, wander with no objective, and enjoy the scenery around you. This day was not what I had planned, but it turned out to be just what I needed. It was Mother's Day so I even video chatted with my mom for a few minutes with the mountain backdrop - #bestmother'sdaycard!
The Paradise area is melting out now. But it still gets the occasional overnight snow dusting too. A fresh 2 inches of snow over the prior 24 hours wiped out almost all prior boot path for my visit on Sunday. The untouched, fluffy powder was so pristine. I cut my own tracks across the low lying slopes and got a few cool shots in the process. Check out the pictures and videos below!