In the rose garden at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma
And one more
One of many plants we'd never seen before
At Anthony's Home Port Restaurant (photographer can also be found)
Sunset from the balcony at our Eatonville Motel
In a small wetter patch near the Paradise Visitor Center gentians and white orchids (in next photo) reminded us of Pumpkinseed Lake.
Police Car Moth
near the Paradise Visitor Center
On the Nisqually Vista trail looking at the Nisqually River emerging from the Nisqually Glacier
From the Skyline trail looking north to Mt. Rainier
Turning to look south we see Mt. Adams.
This Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel was quite interested in child eating a sandwich. The child and all the vistors we saw were very good about not feeding animals.
Townsend’s chipmunk enjoying a bluebery
Dispirited Tiger Beetle
Cascade Timberline Grasshopper
Almost above treeline
In the late afternoon of the first day we saw a group of marmots, including this adult and young one, lounging on their rocks.
Hoary Marmot - Marmota caligata
Second day heading up Golden Gate Trail. Bridge near Myrtle Falls
Yellow monkey flower next to the stream under the bridge
At the top (for us) this stream crosses the trail
Pink monkey-flower and yellow monkey-flower
Near the stream - a marmot came out to his rock
And was joined by another.
And then a third arrived.
Leaving marmots and heading downhill
A book nook in the Paradise Lodge balcony
Inside the Paradise Lodge
Paradise Lodge botanical lamps
Nisqually Glacier to Nisqually River, right to left