Pacific Northwest Nature Photographers Events

Mount Rainier National Park, Saturday & Sunday, August 14th & 15th

It's time for our second annual outing to Mount Rainier National Park. On a clear day the 14,411-foot, glacier-covered volcano, Mount Rainier, can be seen from 100 miles away. The wildflower display in the high alpine meadows during the summer is spectacular.

Here's a very nice Map of the Park, courtesy of Pete Jacks. It's in Adobe PDF format.

Saturday Itinerary

Sunrise is at 6:02am, so we'll meet at the Reflection Lake parking lot at 5:30am. There is plenty of parking so no matter the size of the group, it would accommodate. We'll photograph sunrise in the Reflection Lake area—this is a large area with many and varied subject options.

Depending on weather conditions—if conditions are suitable for vistas, we'll head to Mazama Ridge after sunrise, or if raining or the like, we'll shoot waterfalls and more intimate landscapes.

Lunch—let's plan on bag lunches so we can get back to the photography.

In the afternoon, we'll shoot below Nisqually Glacier taking the trail from Paradise.

Depending on conditions we can decide where to shoot sunset.

Dinner—it would be fun to have dinner as a group, we can decide at the time an appropriate venue...

Sunday Itinerary

For those staying over for a Sunday shoot, we'll make plans on Saturday...depending on the weather forecasts.


Camping—check out these camping facilities, but remember, things book up quickly.

Hotel—It looks like the best places to stay are in Ashford, Washington.
Here is a list of possibilities: Lodging


From Seattle—Take Interstate 5 South to Tacoma. From Tacoma take Route 7 South to Route 706 which takes you to the Nisqually entrance of the park

From Portland—Take Interstate 5 North to Exit 68, East onto US Highway 12 for 31 miles to State Route 7 North to Route 706 which takes you to the Nisqually entrance.

Need more info?

Send me an email if you have any questions or want more information.

Suggestion for an event?

Please contact PNWNP Regional Coordinator with suggestions for events or meeting locations for the group.