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.