To me, one of the most fascinating mountains in the world is Rainier. Stretching 14,410 above the Pacific, Rainier is a icon of the Pacific Northwest. Its volcanic legacy provides proof that our world is continually changing. It is a life goal for some, and a training ground for others. I craved Rainier for many years, and subsequently attained its coveted Columbia Crest in August of this year. I have provided a few of my favorite shots from this beauty of a mountain. Enjoy!