Fans of wildflowers should make plans to visit some of their favorite spots at Mount Rainier National Park.
The wildflowers in the Sunrise area, in the northeast corner of the park, should be at their peak. Tipsoo Lake, along state Route 410, is another good spot in that section of the park.
While there still is snow on the ground at Paradise, wildflowers are starting to appear in patches. Flowers there are not expected to reach their peak for another week or two.
Driving along Stevens Canyon Road on the south side of the park is a good route for finding wildflowers as well.
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Bear grass, avalanche lilies and glacier lilies are having a particularly strong season, according to a park report.