Volcanic Landscapes and Abundant Wildflowers
July 29 – August 3, 2024
Ascending 14,410 feet (4,392 m) above sea level, Mt Rainier dominates the Seattle skyline. It’s capped with snow and glaciers year-round and surrounded by majestic old-growth forests, pristine alpine lakes, and rivers.
Mt. Rainier became the fifth National Park in the US in 1899, named after British Rear Admiral Peter Rainier and is known as Tahoma by native tribes. Seattle-area residents simply refer to it as “The Mountain.” Summer is a perfect time to visit and photograph Mt. Rainier. Weather is ideal by the end of July, snow has melted away at lower elevations, and a sea of wildflowers bloom in the meadows, adding to the grandeur of the scenery.
This workshop focuses on the wildflower meadows, grand mountain vistas, and alpine lakes around the Paradise and Sunrise areas of the park. We’ll also plan to visit the old-growth forest of the Grove of the Patriarchs and some lovely waterfalls in the park. Our days will start early for sunrise and end late for sunset. Weather permitting, we’ll also venture out at night to capture the stars and Milky Way over the iconic peak. We’ll hold our famous image reviews, where you’ll learn about composition and post-processing from our two instructors.
Visit two of the Pacific Northwest’s epic national parks by combining this trip with our Olympic National Park workshop.
Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
Limited to 8 Guests