Mt. Rainier Photo Workshop

Wildflower season at one of America's oldest national parks

Location
Washington
Cost
6 days from $4,295
Dates
Jul 28–Aug 2, 2024
Jul 27–Aug 1, 2025
Activity Level
Moderate – You must be able to hike up to two miles on uneven and sometimes steep ground with moderate elevation gain. You must be able to carry your pack while navigating the uneven terrain.
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Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 4–8 Participants

Of all the fire-mountains which, like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest. — John Muir

On a visit to Western Washington, you’re sure to see Mt. Rainier. Its snow and glacier-capped peak dominates the skyline at 14,410 feet above sea level. Mt. Rainier is the fifth National Park in the US, established in 1899. Native tribes know the volcano as Tahoma, but local residents call it “The Mountain.” When the clouds break during dreary winter weather and the dramatic peak appears, exclaiming “The Mountain is out” will have you sounding like a local.

Summer is the ideal time to visit and photograph Mt. Rainier. Mid-summer weather is typically warm and dry. By the end of July, snow has finally melted off the trails at lower elevations, and spectacular wildflower meadows bloom.

Akari Photo Tours is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.

Highlights

  • Photograph wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, and grand vistas around the Paradise and Sunrise areas of the park.
  • Visit spectacular old-growth forests and lovely waterfalls.
  • We'll wake early for sunrise and stay out late for sunset. If the clouds cooperate, we'll venture out at night for stars and the Milky Way over the iconic mountain.