Shriner Peak, Mount Rainier National Park
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About this spot
Mt. Rainier fills the western horizon when viewed from the fascinating old lookout tower on Shiner Peak. The only disadvantage of photographing in this beautiful location is the 4.2 mile hike up from Highway 123 and the 3,434 feet of elevation that must be gained along the way. On the positive side, the trail is in excellent condition. There are two dry campsites near the lookout; ideal if you happen to want to be on location for one of the early morning summer sunrises or for photographing the Milkyway over the summit of The Mountain in August. (Bring your own water).
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