Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range, stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. The mountain's landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation in winter. Its colorful subalpine meadows and lush old growth forests are draped with a thick blanket of snow for much of the year. The sometimes dusty appearing glaciers are freshly covered in white. Most of Mount Rainier's roads are closed for winter. To capture this view, with ice-covered Tipsoo Lake below the mountain, one needs to ascend Chinook Pass.