Waiting for the reflection

Last week I went out to check the melt at Reflection Lake in Mount Rainier National Park. The thaw is in progress. A few more weeks until the mass of visitors to the park will capture the mountain reflection in the lake.

Reflection Lake Thaw

Here is the black and white version. I like it better since the 5-shot vertical panorama above was taken during mid-day with harsh light.

Reflection Lake

Thawing Out Tipsoo Lake

I went to check out the progress on the thaw out of Tipsoo Lake on Chinook Pass (elevation 5,430 ft). This is an easy and popular destination for photographers wanting sunrise pictures of the Mount Rainier with lake reflections. See a few weeks away but I’ll be checking the progress now that the road to Sunrise Visitor Center has opened.

Mount Rainier from snow covered Lower Tipsoo Lake


Upper Tipsoo Lake melting out