The shallow waters of Reflection Lake perform as advertised, mostly with the dark,. deep-green coniferous forest setting a fine foreground for the Northwest’s greatest peak. “Postcard” views of Mt. Rainier like this are surprisingly common on a fair day, from many vantages around the massive, glacier-capped volcano, but are no less beautiful and inspiring than those found through 20-mile hikes. The richness of experience is in the appreciation.