Panorama Point, Mt. Rainier, WA (07/26/09)

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This hen White-tailed Ptarmigan was its usual spot just below the intersection of the Lower Skyline and the Eastern Skyline Trail. There were also 4 cute little chicks with her.

On the Upper Skyline Trail, Gray-crowned Rosy-finches were common. Lots of youngsters begging for food.

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Omnipresent is the Hoary Marmot on all the hikes out of Paradise. This guy was cooling off in the snow when it was getting hot.

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I also saw a Mountain Goat (my first for Paradise) scaling a snow field, but it was from quite far away.

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