Spring wildflowers radiate colour in the sunset shadow of Mount Rainier, set in its own national park 54 miles from Seattle, Washington state. The 4,392-metre monster is an active volcano considered to be one of the most dangerous in the western hemisphere. It is a sister volcano to Mount St Helens (which famously erupted in 1980) in the Cascade range. Photograph by Danny Seidman
Colorful rock caps balancing on softer sandstone create The Toadstools. These giants have been whittled away by wind and water over the eons. A moderate hike from the trailhead will get you there! Share the Experience photo by Jack Hutteball.