Bare Rainier

A Nearly Naked Mt. Rainier

Summer is only half over and Mt. Rainier's snow is nearly all gone. I have lived here my entire life; never have I seen this much exposed rock on Rainier. This is the view from Graham, WA.

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srosenow_98 says ... on Tuesday, Aug 4 at 4:32 AM

There's photos on Flickr taken by user BFIguy (look his photostream up) that were photographed last year at this exact time, and Rainier was much more barren. I love seeing Rainier this way, you get to see parts of the mountain normally concealed

ninefingers says ... on Tuesday, Aug 4 at 1:08 PM

WoW!! Looks like "global warming' is causing grief to the cascades.

lavendersky says ... on Tuesday, Aug 4 at 3:37 PM

I remember the mountain being snow barren last year too. The way the sunset light seemed to amplify the rock. It is interesting but also, frightful. The heat from last week really did a number on it. I must admit that Climate Change did come to mind

pacman says ... on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 7:00 AM

I definitely recall it with less snow. It always amazes me how much snow it can loose durring the summer. I found a time lapse video on the web of the snow melting on the Mountain. Cool stuff. zeitcam.com/webcam/rainier

pacman says ... on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 7:02 AM

I definitely remember it with less snow. It amazes me how much snow it can loose over a year. I found a web page with a time lapse of a spring thaw. Cool stuff. zeitcam.com/webcam/rainier

Seriously says ... on Wednesday, Aug 5 at 10:47 PM

The mountain is like this most years quit pouring fuel on the global warming BS

YES! mountain glaciers...all of em" says ... on Friday, Aug 7 at 11:03 PM

it's global...evidence of change... The polar ice caps, ocean temp.s and currents, animal migrations, weather patterns, and glaciers. so if one day no snow on Rainier exists at all we will know truth?

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Aug 8 at 1:23 PM

Indeed, this is normal, and I see plenty of ice in this photo. Even though the entire photo has a red tint, its obvious the lower half is nearly all ice. More than many years I can remember.

Dr. Tam says ... on Sunday, Aug 9 at 11:44 AM

I have observed the mountain for years. The has been a retreat of most of the glaciers in resent years. Climate change is evident and real. Scientifically proven, no BS

Shawn says ... on Monday, Aug 10 at 4:08 PM

The Mountain is never that bare this time of year. Soon It will look as bare as Mt Shasta in the summer.

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