I went to medical school in Seattle. I have so many fond memories of those years, but one of the fondest was walking to class and marveling at the great Mount Rainer. Though 60 miles away from Seattle, on a clear day “the mountain,” as locals refer to it, can easily be seen and admired.

Raising up more that 14,400 feet, Mount Rainier is the tallest peak in Washington state. As a volcano, Geologist still consider Rainer dangerous as potential threat to the region.

I recently flew into Seattle to be with my in-laws during my mother in law’s surgery. I was greeted with the above view driving from the airport.

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