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Jul 30, 2019 - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

July 30. Today was Mount Ranier day. We drove into the park and partway up the mountain, basically where the road goes to the visitor center. It is beautiful and majestic and all that but after spending so many days in the Canadian Rockies and Whistler it kind of pales. Last time we were here the mountain was in the clouds but today it was rclear and beautiful. Those that are interested can look at all of the pictures, when we return, that Allan took! I am drained and basically sceneried out! 𯘴 This campground is quite lovely and cozy....

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Summer 2019

Jul 29, 2019 - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

July 29. We left very early, about 8 o’clock and headed for a mechanics garage to get the brakes checked on the motorhome. After looking at the brakes He suggested at some point to replace the brakes but he could not do it today and figured we’d probably be OK till we got home. Here’s hoping!! That only took about an hour and a half. Wanted to mention that in Vancouver they have public buses that run on electric overhead cables/Power lines like we had in Milwaukee when we were kids. Have not seen those in many years. It’s amazing how many...

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Summer 2019

Jun 14, 2018 - Mt Rainier National Park

June 14, 2018 We started off the day by taking the RV to a tire place to have a troublesome tire repaired. That didn’t take long and then we headed off to our next stop – Mt Rainier National Park. Our first national park of the trip. The park is beautiful – full of trees, greenery and lushness. After setting up our site, we drove up to Paradise. It was quite cold and misty there. We found a park ranger to discuss our hiking prospects and was told that most of the trails are still closed due to snow but figured out which ones would be good...

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Jun 2, 2018 - Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. Elevation is 14,411 Ft., its last eruption was in 1894. There was so much snow but the roads were clear & there were several waterfalls flowing down the rocks (at various points in the park). The sights were exceptional & Mount Rainier is so majestic...its so amazing. We kept stopping & taking photos, Pete would even stop in the middle of the road so we could get our best shots (lucky for us we got there early enough that there was little traffic).

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Sep 28, 2017 - the pretty one

People like us visit Mt. St. Helens to contemplate what happened there and what could happen again at any of the volcanos in the northwest. People like us visit Mt. Rainier, because it is so spectacularly beautiful. People much younger and fitter than us visit Mt. Rainier to climb its icy terraces and occasionally someone loses his life making this attempt. This national park has more glaciers than any other park in the lower 48. Rainier has been a national park since 1899, and with it location midway between the large metro areas of...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Drive and Hike to Mt. Rainier Park Waterfalls

September 5 – Drive and Hike to Park Waterfalls The throngs of folks were gone. We had the park to ourselves. We three drove our car up the mountain again and stopped at two waterfalls along the newly paved road. In the now empty pullouts, we also viewed the smoky vistas of the distant mountains. In search for a cell phone signal or WiFi signal, we drove down the mountain to Ashford. We filled our gas tank at the only fuel station in miles and learned from the local fire chief who was filling his fire truck with diesel that the fire...

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Sep 4, 2017 - Travel from Olympic NP to Mount Rainier NP

September 4 – Travel from Olympic NP to Mount Rainier NP We got up early on Labor Day to be first in line to dump our tanks and then head south into the high temperature of Washington’s interior and Mt. Rainier National Park. The road to the park, after we exited I-5 were very windy and steep but we had no problems. I manually shift down the transmission to keep the engine RPMs high to have more power. Our campsite was waiting for us with our name and one-day reservation. Labor Day was the last day that a reservation could be made. The...

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Sep 3, 2017 - Visit to Rialta Beach and Search for Whales

September 3 – Visit to Rialta Beach and Search for Whales This morning we drove back north to Rialta Beach via Forks in hopes of viewing whales spouting off of the coast. We learned at last evenings ranger program that this year a large group of whales stayed off the coast of Washington rather than Alaska. We saw no whales but enjoyed the beach also strewn with huge, weathered logs. This afternoon, we took my camera and telephoto lens to scan the waters for whales with Kathleen as my spotter with our binoculars. We only saw sea otters...

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May 14, 2017 - Mount "Rain"ier

We went back to Mount Rainier NP again today, but tried the southwest entrance at Nisqually. Since we are on the leeward side of the Cascades, I guess we shouldn't be surprised to find clouds and rain. Today we found both in addition to snow. No wonder they call this Mount "Rain"ier. The road (Paradise Rd.) leading into the park gently climbs from about 1,800 ft. elevation to about 2,800 ft. along the Nisqually River that drains the Nisqually Glacier on the southern side of Mount Rainier. The river meanders through a fairly wide river bed...

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May 13, 2017 - Mount Rainier National Park

We made an attempt to see Mount Rainier today but were blocked by snow closed roads. We drove to the southeast entrance of the National Park and you could only drive about 5 miles into the park. We we were able to visit the Grove of the Patriarchs, a stand of old growth trees, some which are over 1,000 years old. To get there you make a short (1 mile) hike and cross a one person suspension bridge onto an island in the Ohanapecosh River. The trees include douglas firs, western hemlocks, and western red cedars some of which are 25 ft. in...

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Jun 22, 2016 - Mt. Rainier

June 22 Day 4 By ten o’clock we’d pulled out of the campground with our RV and were on our way east toward Mt. Rainier. Chuck and Kitty completed the two-vehicle caravan. Once again, the sky was overcast leaving the campground. By the time we entered Mt. Rainier National Park near Ohanapecosh Campground and the Grove of the Patriarchs, the clouds were gone! Mt. Rainier showed itself numerous times on our drive up to Paradise. We had an enjoyable time during our couple of hours in and around the Henry Jackson Visitor Center. Leaving...

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Sep 1, 2015 - Mount Rainier, WA – Cougar Rock campground

9/1 – 9/2/15 Headed on Hwy 5 North to Hwy 12 for Mount Rainier. We arrived at the Cougar Rock campground at 12:30 pm. Drove around to pick our site and paid for 2 nights. The drive from the Nisqually entrance to Cougar Rock campground was very pretty. Lots of trees and the Nisqually River to our right. Our site was a pull thru in the midst of a grove of mossy redwood trees. This was so quite compared to the RV park we just left in Vancouver. We can’t see Mt Rainier from this campground, but hope to do so tomorrow at the Henry Jackson...

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