“Sunday Morning” visits wildflowers on Mount Rainier in Washington State. Videographer: Mike Griffith.
There are hundreds of species of wildflowers found in Mount Rainier National Park, far more than can be represented here. However, this identification guide is meant to help you familiarize yourself with some of the most common and interesting wildflowers you may see during your visit to the park. For identification of flowers in the field, you can download the Mount Rainier Wildflower site bulletin, ask a ranger, or purchase a variety of wildflower identification guidebooks available in the park visitor centers and gift shops.
Ross Lake National Recreation Area is a US national recreation area in north central Washington just south of the Canada–US border. It is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Complex which also includes North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most stunning regions in America. Enjoy this 4K Travel Guide across the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic places. From the Oregon Coast, to Glacier National Park, the Pacific Northwest has so many hidden treasures waiting to be explored.
With records broken in Portland, Eugene and Seattle, the Pacific Northwest is sweltering under triple-digit temperatures the likes of which has never seen before in the normally temperate month of June. Lilia Luciano reports. Jeff Berardelli also joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss more.
The Pratt River is a river in King County in Washington. It is a tributary of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. It was named for prospector George A Pratt, who discovered nearby iron deposits in 1887. The river has its headwaters in tiny Upper Melakwa Lake. The river starts out as a small stream upon exiting the lake.
From the St. Helen’s eruption to havoc caused by a tornado, these clips capture just how terrifying natural disasters are.
Video Timeline: 0:00 – Intro to 10 Frightening Natural Disaster Videos 0:23 – Footage of the 1980 Mt. Saint Helens Eruption 4:06 – This Brave Student Captured the Mt. Saint Helens Blast 6:09 – Why the 1989 San Francisco Quake Was So Disastrous 10:08 – Chilling Footage of the 1989 Cypress Freeway Collapse 12:56 – The Most Powerful Tornado Recorded on Earth 16:36 – This Family Hid from a 300 MPH Tornado in a Water Pipe 19:50 – This Couple Filmed the Everest Avalanche Coming at Them 21:56 – Footage of the Alarming Moments Just Before the Everest Avalanche 24:56 – The Damage a Twister Can Do in 15 Minutes is Horrifying 28:00 – The 1974 Double Twister That Hit Alabama
At 6254 feet, Blue Lake sits quietly a little over two trail miles from Highway 20. With towering granite peaks, forests, meadows, wildflowers, and of course the beautiful mountain lake surrounded by granite that reaches for the sky, this short hike is easily a classic and should be on your must-hike list. With only 1050 feet of elevation gain this hike is doable for almost everyone.
Leavenworth Area and Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State.
Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State. Alpine-style buildings with restaurants serving German beer and food line Front Street. The Nutcracker Museum displays thousands of nutcrackers, some dating back centuries. On the Wenatchee River, Waterfront Park is a habitat for ospreys and eagles. The village is a gateway to nearby ski areas and wineries.
The mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding land with elevations in the park ranging from 1,600 feet to over 14,000 feet (490–4,300 m). The highest point in the Cascade Range, Mount Rainier is surrounded by valleys, waterfalls, subalpinemeadows, and 91,000 acres (142.2 sq mi; 368.3 km2) of old-growth forest. More than 25 glaciers descend the flanks of the volcano, which is often shrouded in clouds that dump enormous amounts of rain and snow.
Washington State is the country’s largest producer of mint, the oil of which can be worth thousands of dollars more per barrel than crude oil. Correspondent Conor Knighton visits family farmers, and the processing company Labbeemint, whose extracts of peppermint, spearmint and other varieties are used in everything from candy and gum to toothpaste and mouthwash.