In February of 2001, John and I were on our way to Hawaii. A little more than half way through the flight, the pilot said something over the intercom about folks on the right side of the plane having a rare unobstructed view of a snow-capped Mt. Rainier. I lifted the sun shade and there it was.
Good thing I was able to extract my camera quickly from it's bag. A view out a plane window doesn't stay put for long when you are traveling faster than the speed of sound. Later, when I had time to mull over the photos, I realized why the view was so "rare". Washington state is well known for it's rainy climate and I read somewhere that Mt. Rainier is most often shrouded in cloud cover.
I'm glad I took the pilot's advice and looked out the window that day. What an amazing sight!