Earthwindows.com: Blog https://www.earthwindows.com/blog en-us (C) Earthwindows.com (Earthwindows.com) Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:45:00 GMT Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:45:00 GMT https://www.earthwindows.com/img/s/v-12/u272834661-o634645528-50.jpg Earthwindows.com: Blog https://www.earthwindows.com/blog 120 90 Summer is quickly approaching https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2020/7/summer-is-quickly-approaching Paradise is melting out fast with patches of wildflowers starting to bloom.  The heat this week will probably fry all the glacier lilies in bloom on the Valley road.  With Steven's Canyon still closed very few choices to hike in the Paradise area without snow.  Go to Sunrise on the east side of the Park.

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(Earthwindows.com) https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2020/7/summer-is-quickly-approaching Fri, 17 Jul 2020 23:44:50 GMT
June 2020 https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2020/6/june-2020 Well May is gone and June has arrived with possible Phase 2 opening in the area.  Mt Rainier is still closed and during the upcoming pod cast tomorrow we might get a glimpse of what the summer will be like in the Park.  A limited number of seasonal staff has been hired and are on site training for this epic new adventure.

Paradise is down to 118" of snow on the ground and the lower forest should be in full bloom.

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(Earthwindows.com) https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2020/6/june-2020 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:36:15 GMT
Virus https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2020/4/virus Spring is here.  The flowers are popping everywhere, but know place to go.  Here in Washington all state lands, county parks, National Parks and private parks are all closed.  So visit these parks on line for a virtual tour - especially the National Parks and absorb this in your veins to keep your sanity.  If people obey the rules in place this virus will fade away faster.  Happy Spring.

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(Earthwindows.com) https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2020/4/virus Sun, 12 Apr 2020 16:59:18 GMT
Winter has arrived. https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2018/3/winter-has-arrived   Last 2 -3 weeks, Paradise has gained about 80" of snow.  We now have about 170" on the ground, but March is usually a very snowy month.  By the end of March I will have a better idea on a melt out date for Paradise.

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(Earthwindows.com) biota mt rainier https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2018/3/winter-has-arrived Tue, 06 Mar 2018 22:29:34 GMT
Melt out https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2017/4/melt-out Currently with nearly 14 feet of snow on the ground still at Paradise and no real temperature swings for a few weeks we will be melting out late this year.  Unless we start getting into the 60-70 degree range we are looking at late August for flowers this year and a definite challenge for people on the Wonderland Trail starting in June.

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(Earthwindows.com) https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2017/4/melt-out Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:40:23 GMT
Peak Flowers on Mazama Ridge https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2014/8/peak-flowers-on-mazama-ridge We hiked up Golden Gate yesterday which is plush with lupine and Sitka Valerian.  A few Monkey Flowers out just below the stone couch.

Mazama Ridge was a carpet of Lupine and Magenta Paintbrush.

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(Earthwindows.com) https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2014/8/peak-flowers-on-mazama-ridge Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:28:17 GMT
Ranger Joe's Mountain Blog https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2014/6/ranger-joes-mountain-blog Arabis DrummundiiArabis Drummundii Found a new flower in Steven's Canyon - Arabis drummundii 

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(Earthwindows.com) https://www.earthwindows.com/blog/2014/6/ranger-joes-mountain-blog Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:28:44 GMT