“This is what we see when we look up at Rainier, the beauty, the horror, the awe the unbelievability of size that confirms our own consequence on this earth… Its incompressible life-span reminds us of the fleeting mortality of our own bones. It looms over our lives on clear days and and stay present but hidden through the clouds of winter.”
― Bruce Barcott, The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

National Park Service, first 100 years
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Established March 2, 1899