TRAVEL: Mt. Rainier National Park

We had an incredible time exploring Mt. Rainier National Park today. What an amazingly beautiful place.

Mt. Rainier National Park was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States. There are now 60 National Parks across 28 states. I'm really looking forward to reading about John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt and the entire story of the establishment of the National Park system. The whole idea of the National Parks is really inspiring to me and I can't agree more with the below quote from Wallace Stegner.

National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.
— Wallace Stegner
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
— John Muir