Paradise Valley and Inn (August), Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington.
There are twenty-eight named glaciers and many others unnamed in the Park. About these many interesting things can be told. Several species of minute insects live in the ice and there are also great numbers of tiny rose-colored plants which give the ice a rosy tint "Red snow" it is called then.
Paradise Glacier, which is the source of Paradise Rier, is an example of an ice body nourished wholly by snows falling on the lower slope of a mountain. The glacier makes its start at an elevation of less than 9,000 feet. This region is a very attractive one to tourists, as one can safely cross the glacier without finding one dangerous fissure. This is largely due to the evenness of the glacier's bed and to its hollow shape.
Mt. Rainier is an extinct volcano, but steam emitted from openings in the rocks shows that there is heated rock near the surface.