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Painting Mount Rainier

Published on May 2, 2007 under National Parks Video Posts
Painting Mount Rainier

At Mount Rainier National Park, artist Stefan Baumann takes his audience to Central Washington to witness one of the most geologically tenuous landscapes in America in this episode of The Grand View. The mountain and region have been shaped by volcanic activity and geologists anticipate its next blast. Mount Rainier itself is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice. The journey includes examples of old growth forests and sub-alpine meadows. On his journey, Baumann interviews several Native Americans from the region, including Lewis Squallysr, and archaeologist Lee Taylor details the native and contemporary human history. Baumann concludes this episode with a riverside painting of Mount Rainier.

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