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As mentioned in my travelogue, Mount Rainier has 26 glaciers, more than any other US mountain, excluding Alaska. The terminus of Nisqually Glacier is only a mile from this viewpoint. The viewpoint is reached by a 1.2 mile loop trail through meadows and forest, starting from Paradise Visitor's Centre. The glaciers are "dirty" because they become covered in soil and in some parts vegetation grows. You can see here just off-centre, the origin of the Nisqually River. All the rivers here originating from glaciers are a muddy brown because of the sediment in the ice. This glacier also has huge truck-sized blocks of ice, which are rolling down the glacier at a rate of 3 ft a day; this is known as the Nisqually Icefall.
As with my other posts I had several shots to choose from; the others are framed by trees, an effect I usually like, but I chose this one because I think the mountain looks more majestic and also it shows more detail. A tough choice between composition and the other objective of this site, to show people who have not been here, something new.
As it was a bright day the exposure was set at -0.7
PP very little - just curves tweaking
Please look at the WS to see another glacier. Those of you following my travelogue may be interested to see a close-up of one.

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