Nisqually River in Rainier National Park

Nisqually River in Rainier National Park

I took this photo yesterday when I visited Mt. Rainier. Paradise Valley was engulfed in a heavy fog so I couldn’t see the peak. I went down to the foot of the mountain where the river runs and scoped the area for a place to photograph and found all these rocks and boulder runoffs.

The Nisqually River used to be the territory of the Nisqually tribe who it was named after. The Nisqually also lived throughout southern Puget Sound along the Olympic Range. A treaty between the Washington territory and the native population of Puget Sound was signed in Medicine Creek.

The Nisqually were relocated from the river and the surrounding region after the signing of the treaty – a somber and sad fact of the history of Washington State.

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Category Landscape
Exposure Manual exposure, 1/3 sec, f/16, ISO 100
Camera Sony A7II
Lens Tamron 15-30mm 
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Location Washington State, United States

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