Into the Fog - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Paradise Road, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

After flying across country and driving almost two hours, the last thing I wanted to see was Mount Rainier totally socked in. I did a little hiking before I called it a day, and I was hoping that the next morning would be clear with some nice cumulous clouds. After rising before sunrise, I headed out to catch a sunrise reflection in the aptly named Reflection Lake. The mountain was in full view, but as I started down the road into the valley, this is what waited for me. Fog and lots of it. Don't get me wrong, I really like fog, but not too much of it. It sets a great mood to most photos. I stopped along the way to get this shot of the surrounding mountaintops just peeking above the fog. I wasn't going to get that reflection shot of Rainier this morning, but did manage to get it the next day.