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Olympic NP or Mount Rainier?

 
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Jul 15, 2012 22:33 |  #1

I am planning to visit Washington state for total 3 days in the 1st or 3rd week of August.

I am looking for landscape photography opportunities. Based on online photos, my wife and I liked both Mount Rainier and Olympic national park.

I have a 15 month old daughter. I will keep the early morning and late evenings purely for my photography. So during that time, my wife will take care of my daughter at the hotel/ lodge and I can go alone for the photo shoot. With my daughter, I am planning to go out in the park during the day time for about 4-5 hrs depending on her sleep schedule (since we are from michigan, so she might feel some jetlag).

Considering all this, could you guys suggest me which park to visit - Olympic or Rainier?
Based on milder winter, will I be able to see the wildflowers in Mt. Rainier in August?

Any help is appreciated.


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Jul 15, 2012 22:58 |  #2

Both that is a tough one they are both so different and yet both very beautiful with many photo ops at each. Given your circumstances I would choose Olympic where you have terrific diversity.


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Jul 16, 2012 12:54 |  #3
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Here's a thread on some Olympic NP highlights. I can't speak for Mt. Rainier because I haven't been there.


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Jul 17, 2012 17:05 as a reply to goldboughtrue's post |  #4

Early August? Snow will just be barely melted out at Mt Rainier. Late season. Should be epic by 3rd week though.

I live right next to the Olympic mountains. The higher elevations are not very scenic, as there are no good peaks there. The wildflowers are nice though!

Mt Rainier has way more accessibility and is infinitely more photogenic.

It's a late year. Try for a 3rd week of August.


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Jul 20, 2012 22:53 |  #5

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Now got to book the flight soon. :)


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