Travel Blogs from Ashford
... snow topped mountain on the far side that reflects magnificently in the crystal clear mirror waters it really is jaw dropping stuff to think that a 90 minute 5 mile walk should bring you to a pristine alpine lake in the wilderness of Gifford Pinchot/ Goat Rock Wilderness and it is a real humbling experience,there are two guys camping up there and we can't help butthink that this must be an extraordinary thing to do under the moonlight and night skies.
we wander round a bit ...
... the snow seemed to come out of nowhere and was piled well above our 14 foot tall RV along the roads. This visitor center is at 5,000 feet and is one of the first places people stop to ski, snowshoe, hike and sled. All off which (except the sledding) were happening. There hike to the summit covers 9,000 feet elevation gain. You can do a day hike to Muir Camp which is at 10,000 feet and 10 miles round trip. If only we all had good sunglasses, ...
... I swam in the pool, went into the hot tub and watched TV in the room and surfed the night. A great down day.
Chris went to the remaining sights of Rainier National Park primarily the towns of Paradise and Longmire. He said the meadows with wildflowers were the best he had seen on the trip. He caught up with Randy again for lunch and I think just enjoyed some peace and solitude in nature.
We had dinner at the bar of the hotel which had pretty good food and even better ...
... Camp Muir, which was named after someone who did a lot of hiking around the area. It is located at 10,080 feet. The parking lot is about 5,000 feet, so it is quite a rise in elevation for one day. This usually takes roughly four to six hours and is about four miles in total. We got to the half way point after a couple hours. Our guide was clearly way ahead of us. The weather was very surprisingly hot. I think that is because ...
... like river otters and many other animals we had not had a chance to see in the wild, like some of their big cats, so it was fun. Also enjoyed some lovely bush trails strolling through bright green understory tracks and mixed forest – very relaxing day.
July 14 Sunday
One last lovely day spent in Mount Rainier NP. Randy took us with Dylan & Haley up to ‘Snow Lake’, a relaxed easy walk with pretty views, just right for a lazy ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed