|Many of us in western WA are always within sight of this National Park, seen here from the Snoqualmie Valley.|
The National Park Service marked its 99th "birthday" yesterday, so this Nature Nerd Wednesday, let's celebrate our National Park system, which contains some of the most breathtakingly beautiful, ecologically unique, and historically significant landscapes in the country. We're lucky enough to have three National Parks here in Washington state: Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier, which is featured in the video below.
Take a nature break and tag along on a hike to the Reflection Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park, enjoying sweeping mountain views, clear blue skies, gleaming alpine lakes, and wildflower meadow-lined trails, all without leaving your desk.
Mount Rainier, Reflection Lake Hike by Beautiful Washington on YouTube
Feeling inspired? Join me in participating in the National Park Service and National Park Fountation's Find Your Park campaign. Next month, I'll be exploring North Cascades National Park (or rerouting to Olympic National Park if the Okanogan wildfires still persist), and look forward to sharing those adventures here on the blog!
Musings: Memories to be Thankful For (recalling childhood road trips to visit National Parks)