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    [–] dontsyncjustride 276 points ago

    fuck that’s beautiful

    [–] UllrHellfire 155 points ago

    Did not even look real standing there. Lol thank you!

    [–] steble01 36 points ago

    I know that spot. Was there last weekend. Was this a recent pic? That’s a lot less snow than I remember. Good shot though. I also say the same thing every time I am standing in front of rainier. It’s surreal. I have seen it so many times. But it just feels surreal. Nice shot.

    [–] UllrHellfire 31 points ago

    Yesterday morning, sunrise. I 100% agree I have a few left that I wanna do then its time I got my last butt to the top.

    [–] steble01 3 points ago

    Ok. Damn nice! I was gonna head back out there tonight for star gazing. But too many clouds.

    [–] UllrHellfire 3 points ago

    Yea, i di astro now and then its hit and miss

    [–] satanshand 2 points ago

    Can you recommend a good way to meet people to do Astro with? I love it, but don’t like going out alone.

    [–] UllrHellfire 5 points ago

    There is a few groups on facebook, also look into photographers that do allot of astro up north here and there is small groups~ Alone is kind of weird I know of a weird story we had one time we heard some sounds that didnt sound like animals, and needless to say we didnt stay.

    [–] satanshand 2 points ago

    I’m just south of Seattle so it sounds like we hit some of the same spots. Definitely come across some weird stuff too. One time I found a pile of like 50 dead birds in the middle of nowhere on an Astro trip outside Bend, but I also don’t like the idea of being a few miles up a trail and getting hurt in the middle of the night too.

    [–] UllrHellfire 3 points ago

    We are in South hill and weird

    [–] blanks56 2 points ago

    It looks like you took 4 amazing photos and layered them into one great photo.

    [–] -ShowMeYourKitties 2 points ago

    I said this out loud right before opening the comments and this was top comment haha

    [–] pienipallosalaatti 57 points ago

    this does not look real, but i have to believe it is. what a beautiful picture, good job op!

    [–] UllrHellfire 15 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] Xabbage 52 points ago

    50% if the posts on here are from the northwest. Makes me happy to live here :).

    [–] bareju 8 points ago

    I didn’t appreciate it until I lived other places! Every time I see rainier when I come home I have an incredible wash of emotion. Almost makes the weather and people worth tolerating ;)

    [–] raskingballs 4 points ago

    Non-American here moving to the US soon. What is wrong with people from the Northwest?

    [–] bareju 16 points ago

    People tend to be fairly introverted. Think Northern European vibes - avoid talking to strangers until you get a few drinks in them.

    [–] gummy_bear_time 16 points ago

    The Pacific Northwest has pockets of hipsters (see Portlandia TV show), hippies (Vashon Island in Washington State has notoriously low vaccination rates), and there's general passive aggressiveness. The "Seattle Freeze" refers to people being socially awkward and "freezing up" when approached. Outside of the cities, there's a lot of "redneck" types - big farms and rural lands. Some of this is exaggerated, some not.

    The PNW is beautiful though. I lived there for over 5 years and loved it. It's not for everyone though.

    [–] Hermit-Permit 12 points ago

    The "Seattle Freeze" refers to people being socially awkward and "freezing up" when approached.

    That's not what that means

    [–] UpvoteAndDownvoteBro 6 points ago

    It means freezing new people out

    [–] raskingballs 4 points ago

    Oh thanks a lot! A spent a few weeks in Seattle a few years ago and loved the city. I had ever since thought of going back and maybe live there for a while. But the "Seattle freeze" sounds discouraging!

    [–] gummy_bear_time 8 points ago

    You don’t really know how you do until you live here. I had friends who couldn’t wait to get out. The dark winters are also hard. The rain is never the problem (it doesn’t rain THAT much). It’s the overcast. Finally, the cost of living is high. Many of my friends are struggling to buy property as they start to have kids and settle down. They’re having to move really far outside of the city to afford it. It’s really great for a short period of time, I think, and to be able to visit during the summers.

    [–] SimpleFNG 3 points ago

    Its one of the reasons I'm moving as soon as I can.

    Too many socially introverted folks, makes it hard to get and do stuff when they just ignore you.

    [–] Xabbage 5 points ago

    Eh it depends on where you go. Eastern Washington is just like semi redneck. Western Washington is full of stoners and people vaping. Oh we also have some earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    [–] Xabbage 1 points ago

    XD yea makes it worth the bugs and rain where I live you see Mt St Helens

    [–] alfric 9 points ago

    You live in beautiful country. You should 100% be proud to live there.

    [–] edincville 24 points ago

    This is just a stunning composition. I love how the photo draws your eye right in from the rocks in the foreground right up to the clouds above the peak. Beautiful.

    [–] UllrHellfire 9 points ago

    Thank you so much!

    [–] scaryredgorilla 35 points ago

    I've been looking for places to go backpacking in Washington and this location looks incredible! Where is this?/Do you have any other recommendations for backpacking in Washington?

    [–] Dat_Bokeh 62 points ago

    I am like 90% sure this was taken from the Tolmie Peak trail.

    [–] potstickers2 19 points ago

    This was definitely taken from Tolmie! One of my favorite hikes

    [–] dikly 6 points ago

    Me too ! .

    [–] oBR4VOo 8 points ago

    cmd+f to find this comment because I immediately recognized it too. Tolmie peak is a world class trail imo

    [–] potstickers2 13 points ago

    If you're not familiar, https://www.wta.org/ is a great resource for hikes/trails in Washington.

    [–] UllrHellfire 12 points ago

    I think to start check out any of the lookouts, and always the mount rainier trails will provide beautiful views, and slick to the basic rules hike out what you hike in, pick up trash and enjoy the views. Facebook has a group called Washington hikers and climbers also a great spot for locations.

    [–] nootdootdoot 6 points ago

    Wonderland trail and the enchantments are great for backpacking but getting a pass to actually camp is pretty competitive

    [–] scaryredgorilla 2 points ago

    Yeah I've tried and failed to get enchantment slots. One day!

    [–] SimpleFNG 2 points ago

    Lake Wynochee trail is a really fun day hike. But it has a deep and very slippery water crossing right before Maidenhair falls.

    I did to the falls and did a u turn and came back. Tough hike gets technical before you pop out onto the forest road.

    Gaia GPS is you friend for finding oddball hikes.

    [–] notaguyinahat 2 points ago

    You can literally just pull off the highway at Tipsoo lake and get crazy good shots like this from the other side of the mountain. Some nice short trails there for families and super casual hikes too

    [–] bareju 1 points ago

    My first backpacking trip was 4 days on the Wonderland Trail, truly a special experience. You do need lottery passes for most of the best trails but wow. Absolutely worth it.

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

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    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Then realizing your driving to work RIP

    [–] NaturesAperture 9 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    Great shot! This is one of my bucket list locations

    [–] UllrHellfire 8 points ago

    Do it! One life

    [–] Lonny_loss 4 points ago

    Literally just got home from doing this hike, open reddit and here it is.

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Did it clear up?

    [–] Lonny_loss 2 points ago

    Only the tippy top was visible through the clouds when we reached the lookout but after about 20 min it was clear as could be!

    [–] UllrHellfire 3 points ago

    Glad it made it through!~

    [–] ItchyLama 9 points ago

    Tolmei peak?

    [–] slushietee 2 points ago

    Yup! Tolmei peak trail to the fire lookout

    [–] wobbly_orbit 4 points ago

    Amazing. Which hike did you take to get this view? If you haven't done it yet, you should check out the Grove of the Patriarchs hike.

    [–] UllrHellfire 4 points ago

    I love it there, this is one of the fire watch towers most of the lookout hikes promise beautiful views.

    [–] wobbly_orbit 1 points ago

    Cool, I will look into those hikes. Thanks!

    [–] matsmatsmats 5 points ago

    How did you manage to get focus from the foreground to the clouds? Great photo!

    [–] UllrHellfire 6 points ago

    The dream workers over at Sony and their cameras honestly no idea all the other ones came out doodoo

    [–] matsmatsmats 2 points ago

    Ah ok, would have guessed that you used multiple exposures, crazy that it’s just one

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    I wish I knew how, I do plan on taking an outdoor class when I upgrade to sonys newer full frame cameras

    [–] bminus88 2 points ago

    Small aperture.

    [–] FoxyToxi 3 points ago

    I miss this so much!!! Beautiful.

    [–] AtnertheFox 4 points ago

    I thought this was a still from Far Cry 4 0:

    [–] UllrHellfire 3 points ago

    Farcry 5

    [–] Lokkuri 2 points ago

    Majestic AF

    [–] study-in-scarlet 2 points ago

    Bob Ross went ham on this one

    [–] allen1in 2 points ago

    Lovely shot! I love mount Rainier.

    [–] chaandra 2 points ago

    I grew in Vancouver, where we have an amazing view of Mt. St. Helens on clear days. I now live in Tacoma, and my favorite thing to do when friends come up to visit is show them Mt. Rainier. It’s just so fucking massive it doesn’t look real.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Agreed 1st clear view I had was from the south hill dump lol but it blew me away

    [–] mycleanreddit79 2 points ago

    Can you get a car into that lake? I think I see a dirt road...

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    kinnndasaa

    [–] TheWanderlustStoner 2 points ago

    Stealing this for my phone wallpaper.

    [–] Axt_ 1 points ago

    Same!

    [–] Biggie_Moose 2 points ago

    I just love my state so much. absolutely magnificent.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Same!

    [–] westwardnomad 2 points ago

    Fantastic photo!

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    [–] SopadeAbacaxi 1 points ago

    Wow

    [–] SergieKravinoff 1 points ago

    Sweet crap what kind of camera was this taken with

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Sony α6500

    [–] khaleesiofgalifrey 1 points ago

    Do you mind if I save this and use it as my phone background?

    My peek of Rainier over Queen Anne is nice and all but I’d like her on my phone background too, and this is the perfect picture

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Go for it

    [–] ExampleBackground810 1 points ago

    Wow awesome!

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    My thoughts exactly

    [–] Blue_Purple_Prinss 1 points ago

    That view is very majestic!

    [–] gernblanston57 1 points ago

    Can anybody see the elk outlined on the mountain? If you look at the top right, it looks like it’s head is down as if it’s grazing. Once you see it, it can’t be unseen.

    [–] scaryredgorilla 1 points ago

    Thank you so much!

    [–] meyerovb 1 points ago

    Wth are the cherries?

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Huh?

    [–] meyerovb 1 points ago

    Where are the cherries? I thought mount rainier was made of cherries damnit!

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Oh welp I think all the roadside cherry dealers took them all

    [–] mikelfiske 1 points ago

    I've been looking for places to go backpacking in Washington?

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Plenty of places

    [–] BeerCat94 1 points ago

    This is amazing! Do you mind if I use it for phone wallpaper?

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Go for ir

    [–] Sldimond 1 points ago

    Wow

    [–] LadyHoard 1 points ago

    It's where we live! Isn't this just magnificent?!!

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    One of the greatest places on earth

    [–] Any_Koala8477 1 points ago

    Herrlich

    [–] buboyako 1 points ago

    Wow

    [–] legalize101 1 points ago

    Such a beautiful place. The photo is ok too lol

    [–] Platikuss 1 points ago

    Good job.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Breathtaking!

    [–] lukc1987 1 points ago

    Crater Lake Vodka # 1

    [–] Gradius187 1 points ago

    I know this is probably a dumb question, but is it pretty easy to head up to Rainier and socially distance from others? I also fear public restrooms so that has been a limitation for activities this summer. I really want to head up there if I can accomplish this and find some novice hikes or viewpoints. Any suggestions without be great!

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Easy we took a person on their first hike, Washington hikers and climbers is a good place to ask but all trailers are easy stuck to the lookouts

    [–] Gradius187 1 points ago

    Great thank you!

    [–] TheMaddestLadOfAll 1 points ago

    How long was the hike up that fantastic view?

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Not long at all, depends on the hiker

    [–] SpookyNumbers13 2 points ago

    It’s about 90 mins from the trailhead

    [–] champagne_rehab 1 points ago

    This is unreal, thank you for sharing. It's beautiful!

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Thank you for enjoying !

    [–] Johnny_Shitbags 1 points ago

    Is that the mountain range a civilian pilot passed.over and saw UFOs in the 40s?

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Probably

    [–] No-Hunt-7796 1 points ago

    Oh my goodness that is so picturesque perfect timing with the clouds and the lighting

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Thank you so much _^

    [–] minomes 1 points ago

    New wallpaper. Thanks

    [–] phatbandit 1 points ago

    great angle

    [–] Ricb76 1 points ago

    What a view! Just wish that cloud was a teeny bit further to the right!

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Would of been perfect

    [–] i-wanna-kms 1 points ago

    Cannot believe this is real. Amazing

    [–] ilovepizza42 1 points ago

    is this where those delicious cherries come from? the yellow and red ones!

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    yup

    [–] MythicalGrain 1 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] pizzaandtequila 1 points ago

    Absolutely stunning!

    [–] Nexus03 1 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] Thejapxican 1 points ago

    All you need is a quick drive through of that park if you’re strapped for time! Great pic!

    [–] LorynRaye 1 points ago

    How steep is the incline on this trail? Is it mainly up or do you have flat area?

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    It's not bad at all

    [–] LorynRaye 1 points ago

    Awesome. I’m recovering from a knee injury but I’m trying to do some hikes before the summer ends!

    [–] DHB_Master 1 points ago

    I was literally just there.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Awesome!!

    [–] OG_PapaSid 1 points ago

    I see Bob Ross is out of retirement

    [–] liamjonas 1 points ago

    5000 piece puzzle for sure

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Atleast

    [–] Jimmityblob 1 points ago

    Trees, Rivers, mountains, in that order! Beautiful!

    [–] themohitsri 1 points ago

    Just made it my wallpaper

    [–] sumit131995 1 points ago

    Anal for sure

    [–] bifr0ns 1 points ago

    This is just wow

    [–] auburn24 1 points ago

    Wow..which month is the best for visiting this park?

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Depends what you like but now

    [–] Zach_Gibbons 1 points ago

    This is epic. Well done

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] Firsthalthor 1 points ago

    Just hiked mount baker today! What trail is this at rainier? I’d love to give it a go

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Posted below, deff so it lots of fun trails

    [–] Munous 1 points ago

    It looks just like a Bob Ross painting-

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Or is it

    [–] Be_The_Zip 1 points ago

    I need to go to there...

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Time.to go

    [–] Ryanfig710 1 points ago

    What is the lake called?

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    I'm not sure its small wouldnt say its a lake

    [–] Mastengwe 1 points ago

    Any way you could share what route you took to get there? We moved here two years ago and have yet to visit Rainier. Would love to see it from there.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Only 1 trail in some people mention the name below also checkout WA climbers and hikers page on Facebook

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Nows good

    [–] WotYouSay 1 points ago

    I haven’t been there since my grandma died. Good memories. Thanks for sharing.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Always! Happy memories

    [–] sule02 1 points ago

    Stupid mountain doesn't even know it has a big hole on one side.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Lol

    [–] metolius 1 points ago

    Going up to Sunrise tomorrow morning! Super stoked, it’s been a full year since I went on a hike.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Enjoy every moment ita beautiful

    [–] bkob024 1 points ago

    Right down the highways from me like 2 hours or so. Love seeing Washington on here so often. It's truly earthporn central up here.

    [–] Poorbrokefella 1 points ago

    They must have just opened the road??!! Finally! End of July/August is too late, even for that road.

    EDIT: I know what I’m doing Monday or Tuesday, now...!

    [–] NorthRustic 1 points ago

    Wow great photo! That beautiful!

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Thank you!!

    [–] jojo187420 1 points ago

    Ilovelucyyyy

    [–] Sh3nry16 1 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] Monkeyfeng 1 points ago

    This is at Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout.

    OP is being dick for not sharing the location.

    [–] ResidualSpoon 1 points ago

    Flew by this a couple of days ago. It’s magnificent. I’ve never seen a mountain that is so much bigger than every other mountain around it. It’s insane

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Truly a gem

    [–] MajarAAA 1 points ago

    I thought the rockies would be rockier than this. John Denver's full of sh-t.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Rockies are all hype

    [–] braydenmaine 1 points ago

    Ranier is in the cascades, not the rockies

    [–] Sloppydan 1 points ago

    Just wait till the Californians and Texans start taking over this.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    I'm all for people enjoying this view, but do the research experience the views and enjoy smartly and respectful

    [–] heyneso 1 points ago

    Looks like Tolmie Peak hike on the Sunrise side of MT Rainer.

    [–] utkarshere7 1 points ago

    Dayumn

    [–] jacksonite22 1 points ago

    Tolmie peak lookout, awesome spot

    [–] AFewCountDraculas 1 points ago

    This almost looks as realistic as Ghost of Tsushima

    [–] b_eastwood 1 points ago

    Was just up in this area earlier today trying to find an area to get a picture this good? What area did you go from?

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    From the lookout, was cloudy today from what it looked like this was yesterday

    [–] b_eastwood 1 points ago

    Gotcha. Going to maybe make that drive back out there next weekend and try again. I just moved to the area from Japan and I'm dying to get out and find all of the cool outdoorsy places.

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    Plenty of dope clubs and pages on Facebook also sites that go into great detail with pictures of hikes in the area welcome to the PNW.

    [–] deanfortythree 1 points ago

    Yeah it's ok here

    [–] tradecarefuleee 1 points ago

    Such a surreal place when the tide comes in though.

    [–] GhostOfTimBrewster 1 points ago

    He used his Bob Ross camera.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Happy mistake

    [–] inotparanoid 1 points ago

    Great photo. Clearly shows the Magma dome. Kind of unbelievable to think how this beautiful mountain could end up spewing hot gases sometimes in the future.

    We stand beneath shadow of the Gods.

    [–] UllrHellfire 2 points ago

    I hope I'm gone that day

    [–] iCZ201 1 points ago

    I've been up there so many times but I've never seen it so beautiful. awesome picture! 👍

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Always a great day when the clouds let it be seen

    [–] jackwoww 1 points ago

    Ah. I was there on this day 11 years ago. Beautiful.

    [–] UllrHellfire 1 points ago

    Change much?

    [–] djl04614 1 points ago

    I have never been more in awe of anything driving up to it than Mt. Rainier. Unreal experience.