Mount Rainier National Park, USA
Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1889 and encompasses the magnetic volcanic Mount Rainier. It is famous for the glaciers that descend from the summit, and together with the permanent snowpack, they form the largest glacier system in the US (excluding Alaska). The largest of these by mass is the Carbon Glacier and the largest by area is the Emmons Glacier. The lower parts of the park are covered by old cedars, firs and pines, flower meadows, valleys and waterfalls. Perpetual snow and ice follow. Deer, elk, black bear, and numerous bird species add to the beauty.