United States Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

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T. Kirkendall and V. Spring

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A group of lakes and puddles known for perfect reflections of Mt. Rainier are the center pieces of this “must have” photo location. The best reflections are found in the largest of the lakes, right on the edge of the Paradise to Ohanapecosh Road, (also known as the Stevens Canyon Road). In spring, the snow and ice melt from the lake and the accumulated water floods the shores. By August the lakeshore dries out somewhat and a sprinkling of wildflowers may be found. These lakes are known for the reflections that last all day – if and only if – the wind does not come up and the water remains calm. The lakes are not only scenic during the daylight hours, they also make interesting foregrounds for starry night images.

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