Just a couple hours away from the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area in Washington looms the stunning and majestic Mt. Rainier, a volcano that is also home to a very popular national park. Mt. Rainier has many stunning examples of natural beauty like its imposing glacier cap, gorgeous lakes, and a diverse ecosystem full of all kinds of flora and fauna.
Speaking of flora, Mt. Rainier is currently approaching the end of its peak wildflower season. However, they are still growing strong on the mountain side, and now is a great time for hikers to get a last-chance flower-peeping hike in before the seasonal frost takes them. Carson Burek, a Washington-based hiker who shares his videos on TikTok as @carsonburekpnw, shares a beautiful view of the flowers still blooming on Mt. Rainier.
The colors are so vibrant and enticing, it's almost hypnotic. With the saturated colors of the mountainside, it almost looks like something out of The Sound of Music! We were blown away by that incredible shot of the cloud-capped glacier too- Mt. Rainier is certainly a wonder to behold.
If you want to know the exact trails he walked, Carson has you covered: "For those asking these trails are: Skyline loop trail, Naches Peak loop, and Spray Park. Wildflowers bloom at Mt. Rainier mid to late August."
Commenters were entranced by the beauty. "I've always dreamed of being proposed to somewhere like this. Like this looks like that one field in Howls Moving Castle," admired @izzikarate. Miyazaki can certainly come close to capturing the beauty of nature, but there's nothing like seeing it in person. "I would absolutely cry seeing this in person. My dream," @montanasbun commented, awestruck. Carson affirmed this sentiment: "Highly recommend experiencing this in person. It’s life changing."
Again, if any hikers are able to get out to Mt. Rainier in the next couple of weeks, you can still catch the wildflowers at their peak! It has to be seen to be believed.