West Seattle scene: ‘Mini Mount Rainier’ on Roxbury

Every shopping-center or supermarket parking lot seems to have one – a big pile of dirty snow left over from last week’s storm. Scott Ryan photographed this one, and e-mailed it to us late last night:

If anyone in West Seattle has aspirations of summiting Mt. Rainier, but would rather avoid the park fees and oxygen deprivation, there’s a limited window right now to climb a pile of snow that is impersonating Mt. Rainier in the Roxbury Safeway parking lot at 28th SW & Roxbury. At about eight feet, Mini Mt. Rainier is the largest of Safeway’s half a dozen snow piles, which are still resisting the warm front that defeated last week’s paralyzing snow attack.

8 Replies to "West Seattle scene: 'Mini Mount Rainier' on Roxbury"

  • coffee January 26, 2012 (10:24 am)

    Safeway got bonus points from me because they were plowing unlike Westwood village who opted to not plow their lot.

  • ad January 26, 2012 (10:47 am)

    Cute! But not quite the majesty of the real thing… ;)

  • BlairJ January 26, 2012 (12:16 pm)

    Better Rainier than St. Helens!

  • Noelle January 26, 2012 (4:54 pm)

    I can’t believe how much Snow is still sitting around waiting to melt! Amazing!

  • Mike January 26, 2012 (11:16 pm)

    These stories are not news, nor are they newsworthy, just my opinion.

    • WSB January 27, 2012 (12:06 am)

      We feature snapshots and slices-of-life to punctuate the more serious stuff. Same way we at least used to end TV newscasts with a so-called “kicker.” Luckily there’s infinite space online or else I agree with you, I wouldn’t spend space on the levity! – TR

  • kelly January 27, 2012 (7:10 am)

    I am delighted to see these mountains make the blog. When I saw them at Safeway last weekend they really brightened my day. Lots of little footprints told me I wasn’t the only one.

  • miws January 27, 2012 (10:16 am)

    C’mon, WSB! We want bad news! All the time! ;)



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