Photograph the tallest glaciated peak in the contiguous 48 states at 14,410′ with photographer Ken Sklute. Mount Rainier’s glacial umbrella is responsible for more than 150 waterfalls, many over 300 feet in height and provides mesmerizing photo opportunities throughout the park. From the ancient alpine forests that flank the lower slopes to the meadows of wildflowers, Mt Rainier National Park is the perfect late summer photo workshop.
For five days we will traverse the park and photograph its many wonders such as the breathtaking views of Mt Rainier up-close and from afar. We will visit the Sunrise area, which is the highest point that can be reached by vehicle, where meadows of wildflowers abound, offering 360-degree view of Mt. Rainier, Emmons Glacier and other peaks in the Cascade Mountains. We will also visit the Paradise area, also known for its glorious views and fields blanketed in wildflowers.
We will be visiting Mt Rainier during the New Moon so we can capture the Milky Way above this gorgeous mountain with a dark moonless sky. As we wind up our week we will enjoy a ride on an old steam locomotive that will traverse through the forest and across the glacial fed Upper Nisqually River to Mineral, Washington where a museum of steam logging locomotives showcase the days of the pioneers in railroad logging camps in the early to mid-1900s.
Double occupancy lodging and roundtrip transportation from Seattle, Washington is included in the workshop.