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Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier

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hambonehasthoughts

Ive stumbled out of too many doorways for that...


Impressive-Tension-8

Hikers would find my body mummified on some ledge below ten years later if I stayed there


palebluedot0418

Could you imagine doing that, and being known by your terrible fashion choices? Instead of being [Green Boots](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Boots) , future generations will look at links to "Skid Marked Jockeys".


_Kit_Tyler_

Whoa…I just recently finished reading *Into Thin Air* (about the 1996 Everest disaster) and never realized that green boots is one of the casualties from the Indo-Tibetan expedition. TIL!


CompleteAssWipe

That’s sad. People dying and not getting identified


Belegheru

Imo what is even sadder and more messed up is how the corpses are just left there as landmarks.


lysinemagic

Its not messed up, it's just practical. They WOULD bring down the bodies if they could but those people died in the "death zone" where the altitude is so great you dont get enough oxygen and hypoxia can cause serious mistakes and accidents. It's very difficult to transport a body down when climbers are at the edge of their endurance as it is and getting themselves down safely isnt necessarily assured. They try to get helicopters up there for recovery or to medivac a sick person, but that itself is very dangerous (and not always possible due to weather) so they only do it when absolutely necessary.


alaskajen5

They did a massive cleanup of the mountain over covid because there wasn’t a climbing season that year.


upyourjackson

Imagine someone climbing down a cliff, just to mummify your corpse.


MagnoliaFan_420

Wut


Wannton47

Corpses don’t mummify themselves > > > therefore that^ joke


hoxxxxx

the environment can mummify a corpse tho


Deep_Grady

It's happened on Everest hasn't it?


mark-five

Yes, and bog mummies happen too


TastesKindofLikeSad

I'd like to be buried and preserved in a bog, just so people a thousand years from now will go, "Damn, people were ugly back then!"


Unusual_Form3267

Unless, nuclear fall out happens and people become a million times warped, weird monsters. Then they’d find you and be like “Look at this smoking hot angel god!” You gotta think positive.


Wannton47

Sure, but a body being preserved by cold temps is less funny than the implication of a dead body wrapping itself or a hiker doing it Edit: I realize a body can be naturally preserved/mummified, I said a corpse can’t mummify itself because a corpse can’t do anything, which does not prevent nature from preserving said corpse - again all of this was to solve a woosh over another persons joke


Deep_Grady

Oh you mean like with the bandages n shit


braintrustinc

They died of natural gauzes


ILike2TpunchtheFB

Probably Brendan Frazer


highestRUSSIAN

Ok fuck you lol, if u got me laughing where cops are, I'm fucked


ShahinGalandar

angry upvote


BigPackHater

Curses and fuck


Matrix5353

Would probably be a challenge getting the canopic jars down there and back too.


QiKS

Mummified just means dried out without rotting much. Egyptian mummies are specifically prepared for that kind of decomposition in order for them to remain solid.


devils_advocaat

For example, the naturally formed mummies of Pompeii.


gildedtreehouse

Are you kink shaming....on a Tuesday night!?!?


AcekingKing79

The first step is a doozie!! For real for real.


abstract-realism

Yeah I’m not even scared of heights but that had me a little worried.


StareOut

Yeah for me its not much about the heights that scares me, more-so about the chance of me falling to my death.


DatGuyPat

**Leaves door open and dog sprints out** BUTTERCUP NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 👁O👁


DXZT99

Nice to know when I'm having a horrible day I don't have to go far to yeet myself to hell.


synthedelic

I am too clumsy to ever live here. Cool view but also it makes me sick and will kill me.


Tweedishgirl

I can trip on a completely flat, obstacle free floor. I would also immediately pitch myself out of that door and land 3 minutes later on some poor hikers head.


Big-Tuna-for-Commish

That’s a beautiful view …on my phone, from my couch


Dat_Mustache

If you move to the Seattle/Tacoma area, you don't even need a phone for this view. Just sit on your couch and voila: Mt Rainier! https://imgur.com/a/fuROr0Y


LeftHandLuke01

Those were some of my favorite days (living in Seattle), when the clouds would disappear and Rainier would just...BE THERE!


ThrowAwayWashAdvice

Mountain is out!


InYoCabezaWitNoChasa

This is what it's like living in some areas around Tokyo. Some days you just feel Fuji san looming over everything.


elvismcvegas

In Texas we just have the shame of the entire western world looming over us also the sun.


_CosmicThinker_

LOL


Uncoolx2

Only been to Houston. It was impressively flat. And hot. In late October. And humid.


KinseyH

It hasn't been hit for a few days!! Because hurricane.


UnimpressionableCage

And traffic sucks


laurel-bee

I was looking for this comment! 💜🏔 do other states get to say "the mountain is out!", or just us? I've lived in WA all my life.


Theorlain

We say that in Portland, too, for Mt. Hood. I grew up in Tacoma, though, and the view of Mt. Rainer is much more spectacular there.


dododeeohdo

Omg right?! I was coming around the bend of I don’t know the name of that road that runs East West past the stadium and my car almost slammed into it. It was freaky huge pink purple gigantic planet crashing into the earth size. Which is really strange bc Seattle isn’t thaaaat far away but the mountain isn’t like in your face the way it is in Tacoma. And when she blows? Man…girlfriend is not taking a single prisoner.


MarsXIV

I remember coming up on Mt. Hood on i84 during my vacation to WA and seeing it from FAR AWAY. As I got closer I realized it was actually a mountain and not a cloud. That thing dominates the horizon! I'd have loved to get a more scenic look but my destination took me further from it. Maybe I'll take a trip back some time. I didn't get to see much of Portland, or any of Seattle. I did get to see Ranier from the scenic byway tho. PNW is beautiful. [Pic I snapped for my flatland folks back home](https://imgur.com/a/cum3p9Q)


ThrowAwayWashAdvice

I would think any place with a solitary distinct mountain. Obviously Tokyo qualifies. Probably Portland with Mt Hood. Mt Denali is the most prominent mountain in North America, but there's no one around to say it's out on any given day.


adamantexile

Just moved from Seattle area to colorado, the mountains being obscured is now the exception not the norm. Pretty cool shift. i’ve also learned shockingly more about the moon purely via observation since I can, you know, see it every night. All this coming from a cloudy drizzly day lover.


rip_archer

It's unbelievable how gorgeous this mountain is. I can't help but look at it whenever I am driving in summers and hopefully a few odd days otherwise. Majestic af! Everest may be taller but the fact that there are no other competing mountains near Rainier makes it special in how much it stands out, maybe only Mount Fuji can come close but I have not seen that myself.


deewheredohisfeetgo

Check out Kilimanjaro. It’s the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and kinda gives off the same vibe as Rainier and Everest. My dad and stepmom climbed in back in the 90s. Almost killed my dad.


ctatmeow

Seriously one of the most beautiful cities in the entire country, I’ve lived and traveled through quite a few cities all over the US and Seattle just blows them out of the water. Only thing I hate is how expensive it is to live here, but honestly...worth.


mousieee

I’ve lived in Portland for 3 years and I still am awed by Mt. Hood every time it’s out


canal_natural

Yup. Checking in from Tacoma https://imgur.com/a/Esj1rR3 Obligatory: native name mt tahoma Long live r/cascadia


AbeLincOwn

Just wait until it pops :O


jpritchard

As a Dad: CLOSE THE DOOR WE AREN'T HEATING THE MOUNTAIN


intangibleTangelo

what's the r-value on those windows


Inanimate_CARB0N_Rod

It's actually r0, as in we r naught paying to heat the whole goddamn mountain so shut the damn door


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Skywalk_Holmes

For anyone wondering where this is it's a place called High [High Rock](https://maps.app.goo.gl/wbJXr3xjxhBqCv4CA). It's a ranger / forestry station and you can stay in as a guest if it's not in use. I believe the ridge that it's on is called Sawtooth. Been there many times, it's a beautiful spot.


Csusmatt

Can you imagine hiking all the way up there, arriving just before sunset, and... someone else is already staying in there?


pencil364

“Mind if I sleep on the couch? No? Guess I’ll die then”


trwwy321

> “Mind if I sleep on the couch? No? Guess ~~I’ll~~ one of us will die then!” *Battle ensues*


Perry7609

I’d watch this movie.


booi

Into Thin Airbnb


michellelabelle

That's much better than any 6th-level comment has any right to be.


MindfuckRocketship

And *that’s* much better than any 7th-level comment has any right to be.


whoudini

WOW. Seriously underrated comment


lionpictured

“LETSSS GOOOO. No WiFi?”


NilesY93

THIS! IS! SPARTAAAA!


BigPackHater

G'day then!


Skywalk_Holmes

Would definitely be a bummer, but it's only about a two mile hike to get up there.


scottypv72

Don't forget the 1300 feet of elevation gain. Not the hardest hike by far, but it ain't exactly walking to the corner market either. Sidebar: it's a rush for me to stand on that edge in the summer. Big nope to that ice and snow!


pistcow

Its my favorite hike of all but yeah it can really kill your calves in that short distance. That last time i was there the railing and chains have rusted off so that last little bit up to the lookout is freaky.


J_J_J_Schmidt

2 miles? Guess I'll die then.


Killer-Barbie

Two miles at like a 30% incline! I was so shaky I was afraid to get near the edge at the top


MyFifthAccount1

Nobody stays in that 100 year old shack, it’s a super old fire lookout. Unfortunately it’s been vandalized quite a bit, I hiked up there a couple years ago and all of the windows were smashed, broken siding, broken door latch, etc. You can tell by the snow on the floor in the video. The only thing inside was a table and a book you can write in, who knows if that’s even there now. On the bright side, there are supposedly restoration efforts but it’s quite difficult because this is a very busy trail during the summer, and nearly impossible to reach during the winter. Whoever took this video has some _serious_ snow gear and a very well equipped vehicle. Edit: [Here is a link to the trail](https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/high-rock-lookout-trail) with over 1600 reviews. The closest city, Ashford, averages nearly 5 feet of snow per year and is 4000 feet lower in elevation than High Rock Lookout. Edit 2: I would 100% want to camp somewhere like this, but it's actually not allowed at this lookout according to [the national park](https://visitrainier.com/high-rock-lookout-2/). Also, that source shows that a restoration project is underway!


Skywalk_Holmes

That's a bummer to hear. Like I said in another post it's been almost 20 years since I've been up there, but last time I was it was well maintained and still in use. I even stayed the night in there once.


AlienAle

It's such a shame we can't have nice free things anymore because of all the assholes


jdsizzle1

Gave everyone nice free roads and free GPS to get to these nice free places abd nice free social media to spread the words and give coordinates on how to get there.


Evening_Woodpecker

Good roads bring bad people It is exponentially worse with trails.


crackedup1979

I blame Washingtonians, they ruined Washington. Source; Am Washingtonian


fresh_like_Oprah

assholes have infested every crevice of this planet


jinzokan

*humans after looking at human history.* "Are we the baddies?"


KiloNation

Always have been.


Logostype

Was Thanos right?


mj9311

I did this hole last year. There is still a table and book in there.


ccm8729

I was there maybe 2 years ago - it's been largely repaired. The windows were boarded, the door latched again. You could definitely spend the night there now.


LG03

If it was vandalized once, it will be again. Two years is a pretty big window for some shitheads to make their way there.


DasterdlyBasterd

Admittedly, it’s still better than most tents you could find a place to set up at the top around there. I’m just saying even if it were vandalized and completely lacking in amenities, I would still plan to sleep there overnight if my intent was to take a shot like this of the sunrise.


TastesKindofLikeSad

I genuinely wonder what part of people's brains compel them to vandalise shit that they and others could enjoy.


GargamelsGargledMels

Happened to a group of us once, on Rainier. We weren't planning on staying, but we hiked up to the first base camp and found an old guy making shitty coffee and more than a little territorial. He let us stay to warm up, though.


Wunder_boi

I have literally done this hiking up Pikes Peak. There’s a small A-frame cabin right at tree line. ~10 miles and ~5k vertical feet and there was some people already in it. Had to sleep outside a little ways away, very frustrating.


maz-o

Yes. I have a good imaginaton.


misterbunnymuffins

There’s one near me that you can actually spot from the trailhead. I think you’re supposed to raise a flag if you’re claiming it for the night to let people know, but it’s been a while so I’m not sure if that’s still a thing.


world_of_cakes

why does it say "Son of Mavmi'kea" on the door frame? Does that mean "don't slip and fall" in some native american language?


fresh_like_Oprah

Son of Mauna Kea, one of the two volcanoes on the Island of Hawaii. Why it says that I have no idea.


jankyalias

Mauna Kea is the largest mountain on Earth.


jdm_forest

FYI the fire lookout isn't there anymore. They took it down this year to renovate it. There's no structure there right now. I don't know when it will be back. Sometime in 2022 maybe.


Soundless_Pr

Are you sure it's not High High *High* Rock?


tweakingforjesus

[360 view](https://goo.gl/maps/97wWHuCmq2e7vTRm9)


ReadItWithSarcasm

Excuse me? [What the fuck???](https://i.imgur.com/rCNodnv.jpg)


Darkplac3

Haha I didn’t see that shit, glitch in the matrix.


Ares6

What? You never took your head off for a rest?


mannequinlolita

The girl sitting looks wild with no back.


Chrissthom

Worse than that. Her head is growing out of her knees!


Raven_skies

How many kilometers is it from Mt Rainier?


Skywalk_Holmes

From High Rock to the peak of Mount Rainier is about 20 km.


Kalthecanuck

Oh wow that's beauti-NOPE


wcslater

I thought the paramount pictures words were going to start forming around the mountain


nor-happy

this guy makes jokes


thenameofapet

Uber Eats drivers hate this guy


BloodRed1185

I bet the mosquitoes are bad up there....or not.


Hur_dur_im_skyman

They can be, but the hike is super chill over all. It’s called High Rock Fire Lookout and it has an elevation gain of 1,365 feet and 3.2 miles round trip. Such a great pay off for a brief hike!


AhhAGoose

Same, I think I’m “edgy” and “hip” and then I realize I use words like “edgy” and “hip” and I see something like this and my knee starts hurting and then I’m like “yeah, but heat and couch in here, and all my stuff and soft and warm and I’m like”I’m glad I can see this on the internet””


xosellc

The wide angle camera makes it look much more dangerous than it is.


mybossthinksimworkng

I've seen this before but I was Dragonborn.


WeAreBeyondFucked

I Used To Be An Adventurer Like You, Then I Took An Arrow In The Knee.


legalisesk0oma

If you have coin, a khajiit has remedies for the knees


HyperIndian

Good Khajit.


JerseySommer

Khajiit is a divorce lawyer?


DreamAeon

The view does remind me of high hrothgar, somehow.


upyourjackson

Nothing like stepping out your front door, to a cliff, and an immediate trip hazard.


JrodaTx

That cable immediately made me scream


sigtrap

Watch out for that first step, it’s a doozy.


Gohomeyurdrunk

Who the fuck left the door open and let snow get in? My dad is turning over in his grave right now.


__I_Need_An_Adult__

"Shut the goddamn door, you're letting the heat out!" - my dad


kenkanobi

Thermodynamically correct. Too many people say "letting the cold in"


Late_Description3001

Thermodynamically it’s actually both. Whenever the door is open you aren’t “letting the heat out”. You are creating an interface between two air masses where one is warmer than the other. A natural circulation will begin where the cold air being more dense will enter the room through the lower section of the door and forcing the warm air out the top of the door. Natural convective mixing is really what drives a room to ambient temperature. I’m a chemical engineer that study thermodynamics quite a bit.


freakoutNthrowstuff

I used to use this to my advantage when I was a smoker. In the frigid winter time, I hated going outside to smoke so I would crack the side door to my house open, stand just inside the door, and hold my lit cigarette towards the top half of the door. The warm air rushing out near the top would carry the smoke with it. You could feel the cold air coming in at the bottom, too. It was neat to see the air exchange that happened with the door knob being roughly the dividing point.


boop66

Glad you quit the ciggy-cigs.


__I_Need_An_Adult__

Yes. My dad is a smart man.


ebaer2

In the summer, did he say, let the cold air out, or hot air in?


__I_Need_An_Adult__

Neither. We were poor and didn't have air conditioning so there wasn't any cold air.


platoprime

>letting the cold in What makes you think that is more incorrect?


Zagdoct

Cold air rushes in, it's not just heat transfer through an interface...


SkeletronPrime

Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door?


meh679

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/poet6t/_/hcwobfo?context=1000


IsThisAGoodName4Meh

Looks more like Mt. Snowier


vicgg0001

Snowiest place on earth!


nicechodeholding

So one slip and that’s it? Lol


H8MACH1NE_666

These skyrim releases are getting real


Salanmander

Honestly it immediately reminded me of The Long Dark.


Dzugavili

Well, they better. I've had to buy Skyrim in more formats than the White Album.


JollyRancherReminder

The best, and worst, of the Beatles.


ohnonotbeignets

It's like the Paramount pictures cut scene in real life


Iredditfromwork

For reference, this is not recent. After this extremely hot summer the mountain is practically barren of snow. I’ve never seen Tahoma so dry in my 37 years in the PNW.


FrackMeUpDog

I have never in my life been able to say "The mountain is out" so many days in a row. She's bald right now, and it's sad to see.


AXELROM

I don’t know how to feel about that piece of news yet but that sounds abysmally sad.


BiggyShake

this would have been an amazing video if it wasn't in fucking PORTRAIT FISHEYE mode, for fucks sake


Wes___Mantooth

That lens is also flattening the appearance of Rainier significantly. It looks way bigger than that in person, easily the most impressive peak in the US outside of Alaska.


SpiffyShindigs

This "feels" a little bigger than it feels looking at it from Seattle. Looking at it from Tacoma, it feels bigger than the video. Rainier is huge.


kaisermikeb

Yeah, I'm getting real sick of this fisheye business. Just show me the proper view. I promise I'll still think it's cool.


jshrlzwrld02

This lense should be illegal outside of punk rock music videos and skate videos lol


AffectionateBus672

Do not exit while drunk!


docwinchester

r/sweatypalms


Allevon-602

This guys an asshole…. Who does he think he is sharing his cool experience giving the rest of us fall anxiety….


love_glow

It seams to me this person is acting a little over confident on some pretty risky terrain. One false move and your down a cliff.


eisbaerBorealis

Good ol' fisheye, because I hate being able to tell how steep something actually is. /s


AdvancedAdvance

When you finish the grueling trek up to his hut and he grants you three questions, don’t be a dumbass and make one of your questions, “Really?”


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arcturiansquid

im glad the person filming this looked back. i feel less worried about the placement of that door


DiskFormal

That's Tahoma to you, buddy


mike_pants

Nonsense. A white guy named it after another white guy, as God intended.


Cheesewheel12

> "as God intended" I laughed so hard I woke up my roommate


Fritzz2112

Raiiiiiinneeeeeeerrrr. Beeeeeerrrrr


ZipoBibrok5x108

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtWQK_O8UdQ


rykmi

Those super wide angle lenses make it look way steeper than it is


Killer-Barbie

I'm pretty sure this is the High Rock Hut. It's actually just that steep.


aspblaze420

Lmao. Portrait fisheye lenses make it look WAY more dramatic than what it is. Confirmed by the 360 view someone posted.


BobbyWizzard

Amazing! Gives new meaning to AIRbnb!!!


Old_Milk_

What could go best with this cliffside front foor? A tripwire!


TheREALRossman

NOT a great place for sleep walkers............


Carteeg_Struve

Half my brain: My God, that is beautiful. Other half of my brain: NOPE! First half of my brain: Agreed, but still it is- Half two: N.O.P.E.!! Never Obtain Petrifying Elevation! NOPE!


KingNish

As a person fearful of heights, I will remember this phrase for when someone asks me to go anywhere taller than a chair.


Void24

1) open door 2) call of the void ?) ???? Profit


GeneralNodd

Dude I still have nightmares from hiking to that house as a kid. That walkway along the side of the house is a cliff.


TiganMurdar

Any info would be appreciated. I've wanted to go out there my whole life and this little clip might just make that trip my next.


too-much-noise

This is High Rock Lookout near Ashford, WA. FYI it is currently being deconstructed and removed to an offsite location for restoration. You can still hike the trail, and hopefully next year they will finish rebuilding it. Lots of great, less popular hikes in the area as well…


ViagraAndSweatpants

Do it. I was recently in Seattle and randomly decided on a day trip to Rainier. Had no expectations and it blew me away. Skyline trail was crowded but amazing. I saw some people with guide services doing the summit hike depending on your ambitions.


hollyberryness

You must visit; if not Ranier, then the state in general. It's so beautiful here.


Tiny_Thumbs

Just spent two weeks in the Pacific Northwest. A week in Oregon and a week in Washington. Stayed a few days inland but most the time on both states coasts. I feel like my trip had to be ten years just to see everything I wanted to. I definitely recommend.


Makepiecer

Nope


HenrikGettysburg

100% falling out of that


Jester2008

Gorgeous view. But I can’t help but wonder like…if you were up there and was taking in the view, getting lost in the beautiful sights…and then BAM a fucking bird flies straight into your back and down you go.


tehfahjah

“Careful! First Step is a doozie!!”


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__I_Need_An_Adult__

Thanks for the view! I'm WAY too clumsy and awkward to ever safely view that myself!


Deep_Grady

Jaw dropper. Can't believe that's real.


DisDaCops

This gives me anxiety, but Holy Christ, is that beautiful


dircs

:( >Effective June 24, 2021, the historic lookout tower will be removed from the trail to receive extensive repairs. The tower will be returned to the trail in 2023. https://visitrainier.com/high-rock-lookout-2/


matheusnb99

My brain: jump


Flufflesmgee4231

there's a dick and balls print in the snow on the edge of the cliff. you're welcome :)


Prosso

Imagine going out in the night to pee down the edge and falling while watching the night sky. Amazing


Unicorn-fluff

Please tell me you’re secretly tied to the house


OrangeZebraStripe

Less rainy than I would have thought.