Dining on Wildflowers

A hoary marmot eats wildflowers on a rainy fall afternoon in Mount Rainier National Park

A hoary marmot eats wildflowers on a rainy fall afternoon in Mount Rainier National Park. The pouring rain reduced the crowds on the trails compared to the previous sunny day, but the marmot has to eat rain or shine, for a cool wet afternoon is nothing compared to the brutality of the coming winter that will drive it into hibernation.

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