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July has been unusually mild and wet so far, but the foggy weather has a way of making colors pop. Patches of scarlet paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) are blooming along roadsides in the Paradise area. Scarlet paintbrush can be bright red, but can range in color to orange or even yellow in rare cases! Peak bloom in the meadows is probably still a few weeks off, but a driving tour of the park is a good way to view wildflowers.

For updates on what’s blooming where check out www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wildflower-status.htm

NPS photo of scarlet paintbrush at Paradise, 7/11/19. ~kl
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July has been unusually mild and wet so far, but the foggy weather has a way of making colors pop. Patches of scarlet paintbrush (Castilleja miniata) are blooming along roadsides in the Paradise area. Scarlet paintbrush can be bright red, but can range in color to orange or even yellow in rare cases! Peak bloom in the meadows is probably still a few weeks off, but a driving tour of the park is a good way to view wildflowers. 
For updates on what’s blooming where check out https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wildflower-status.htm
NPS photo of scarlet paintbrush at Paradise, 7/11/19. ~kl

 

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Cara Noonan

Spectacular down Stevens Canyon Road

Beck Fenio

Beautiful paintbrush

So beautiful.

Uhhhh! Pretty!

Love this time of year in Mt Rainier Nat Park when all the wildflowers are in bloom!

This is Indian Paintbrush grown in the mountains

For you Auntie!

Yes! One of the most prolific springs I have ever seen!!

Beautiful!

Beautiful color

Keep the cool, wet weather coming! :)

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Wait time at the Nisqually Entrance has dropped to less than 30 minutes. -tp

Parking at Paradise and Sunrise typically fills by 11am. Visitors may encounter long waits at entrance stations. Plan accordingly. Come early or late in the day to avoid the heaviest congestion. Bring your back-up plan. -tp

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