* Introduction * Wheels
Outside the Garden
in the Garden
At 6400 feet, Sunrise is the highest point
in Mt Rainier National Park that can be reached by road.
Weather is changeable on the mountain,
with rain and snowstorms coming without warning.
However, early fall is one of the best
times of the year to ride, with snow usually gone and traffic
light. Downhill traffic in the mornings is almost nonexistent.
Everything drops off sharply on three sides
of Sunrise Point.
Surprise Lake lies at the bottom of a dropoff
at Sunrise Point.
Descent from Paradise
from John Anderson