Wildlife at Rainier
We did not have a lot of encounters with wildlife. Deer were plentiful, but the best part for us were the encounters with Blue
Grouse and Hoary Marmots.

My limited experience with grouse is that they are easiest to get close to when they are horny. This male blue grouse seemed
quite horny. He regularly emitted those woofer level sounds, and each time he made that sound, his feather would open
revealing this amazing patch of yellow.
Marmots were plentiful and playful.
Carolyn and Jackie thought this was a killdeer although Jackie was surprised to see it at this altitude. There were plenty of these
birds in the meadows.