In a pilots world, crossing the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington is the “almost there” feeling. A couple hundred air miles puts us in Seattle. We set a course for Yakima- but I search to our left ahead….there she is. Rainier is a majestic lady, foreboding and indifferent to our little flyby. She’s often topped with a halo-like cap cloud, and dark with volcanic rock from her sprawling base to her summit. It’s hard for me not to stare, but you please, take it in. Savor the view of Rainier. A picture won’t do it justice when you look at it later, so live it now.