In awe of God’s Creation – Reflection Lake, Mt. Rainier, Washington – Coplesit de Creatia lui Dumnezeu

Mt. Rainier reflected in Reflection lake

Reflection Lake Hike September 1 2013

Mount Rainier National Park is a well known park among the tourists for its dense forests, waterfalls, wildflower meadows, river valleys and of course for its icy glaciers. This park opens dozens of possibilities for hikers offering more than 260 miles of trails. These trails go through the magnificent forests, peaceful meadows on the flanks of Mount Rainier and its glaciers.

Reflection Lakes received its name from a close full reflection of Mount Rainier in its waters. The most picturesque view of Mount Rainier opens at Reflection Lakes. This is one of the most photographed locations in the park.

In summer time, the lakes are encircled with wildflowers and in winter, as the water freezes over you will not see the reflection, but you will see a beautiful frozen lake covered with snow.
In order to start your journey you need to park your car on the Stevens Canyon Road parking place. It should be mentioned that you may hike the loop trail in either direction.

Fishing, wading and swimming are prohibited at Reflection Lakes, but you may enjoy the beauty of the lakes framed with lupine, fireweed and enjoy a trout jumping out of water.
This trail takes you through wildflowers, panoramic views, nice streams and meadows. Keep in mind that this trail that goes around Reflection lakes is short, that’s why you will see a lot of signed junctions with other trails. You may choose any of them.

While hiking this trail you will pass between Reflection and Louise Lakes, climb a steep trail that will lead you to Faraway Rock, and then cross a small but very gorgeous stream.
Continuing this trail you will also see Fairy Pond, don’t be surprised if you don’t see it on the map. This trail gives the tourists opportunities to enjoy the view of peaceful meadows, subalpine trees and icy glaciers.


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