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JohnK

Rainier - a different kind of landscape

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Something a little different than the prairie. smile

Here's a shot I got this morning of Mount Rainier, up around 6,300 feet - the highest paved road in the country.

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...up around 6,300 feet - the highest paved road in the country.

Actually, that is not even close.

I was recently on the highest paved road in the country.

14,240'

Mt. Evans, Colorado.

Great pic though! grin

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You're right Joe, looks like the site I saw that on was way off, I 14,240 is about as high as the peak in this photo.

I figured I should head up there and try to get some pictures soon, the road is closed for 8 or 9 months out of the year - they don't even bother trying to plow it from October through June.

Someone else up there said they saw a grizzly run across the road just a couple minutes before I got there (timing is everything). That would have been really exciting, even though it was probably a cinnamon colored black bear.

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I was going to say, as one who has driven I-80 from California to here a good chunk of that highway is above 8,000'

Still a beautiful mountain, I never tire of that view. Consider yourself fortunate John. Nice work. Get there just a bit sooner for that bear shot next time wink!

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Maybe I'll have better luck that way next time Dan...but I don't need to go all the way up there for bear, I took this out my back door in July. I still need to get a grizzly shot under my belt. smile

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Nice capture, John. I spent a year living at 10,000 feet in Colorado and working for a gold mine operation, and you are making me nostalgic for my younger days! gringrin

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