Mt Rainier is the gem of the Northwest.  On a clear day with it’s glacier covered slopes, viewing the mountain is amazing.  With it’s summit rising high above the the foothills the majestic Mt Rainier stands tall at 14,410 ft.  The closer you get the more beautiful it is.  Sometimes when I ride, I can hear the mountain calling me.  Cycling Mt Rainier is breathtaking.  We are so lucky to have it in our backyard.

My cycling buddy Matt drove us around to Ohanapecosh on the east side to start our ride up to Paradise.  Besides being a great cyclist, Matt is quite skilled with the camera while riding.  All of these photos are his.

The panoramic views, breathing the mountain fresh air, feeling the climb in the legs, the thrilling descent, and sharing it with a friend all made it an epic day.

Written on June 27th, 2011 , Share the Ride

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    Michael commented

    Lived in WA for two years and was aching to make this climb. Alas, I didn’t have the opportunity, at least not yet. I am planning a trip out next summer just to do this. Would ride around Redmond looking for quick glimpses of the majesty that is Rainier. Perhaps we’ll see you on the decent?

    October 11, 2011 at 3:34 am
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      Ty Forsberg commented

      We can ride together. Climbing Sunrise or riding to Paradise are popular. Doing both would be a full day.

      October 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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