The wild flowers of Rainier

Into August and the wild flowers of Mount Rainier are stunning. Insects collect pollen in this short summer season. There is a sense of urgency from the animals that make good of the very short season here.
Copyright: Rebecca Stewart
One of the most spectacular aspects of Mt. Rainier National Park is its world-renowned wildflower meadows. No matter what the length of your stay, a stroll among these seemingly endless fields of wildflowers is a must-do. Each July and August, Mt. Rainier’s meadows burst with color. Avalanche lilies, paintbrush, asters, daises, cinquefoil, fireweed, purple shooting stars and so many others, blanket the mountain in every color of the rainbow.