Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Mountain, in all her majesty.

The Cascades are chock full of gorgeous mountains with their own personalities. The indigenous peoples of the area gave them the names of warriors and princesses, and made up elaborate legends that explained their various temperments. Today's Northwest-dweller will give you their own theories about why Mounts Shasta, Hood, Adams, Baker, and others are the way they are. But towering above them all, unique in her commanding position and alone in her power to take away our breath every time we see her, is the mighty Tahoma - Mount Rainier - "The Mountain."