Stone Creek Lodge
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... through there but luckily, it was getting better the further we got from
the Sun going down. The problem was the freeway was a long 5% grade
down in to the gorge floor and the trains run past the campground all
night. Between the truck engines laboring to get up the hill, the truck
brakes fighting gravity and the trains rolling through. It is not a
quiet back to nature kind of campsite. I should have brought ear plugs.
Luckily I was tired enough to go right ...
... section of the park, said to have one of the best views of Mount Rainier. We drove there in hopes that the clouds might clear for a moment, but we were not so lucky. We did glimpse a few of the glaciers between rolling clouds and fog, and they were immense. The bluish hues of the glaciers was mesmerizing, and just as you focused on them, they disappeared behind another wall of clouds. We sat in the car, swaying in the whipping wind for ...
... on the trail took us past the base of Mt. Adam - a 12,000 foot mountain still covered in glaciers. The sunsets bouncing off the ice were a welcome sight at the end of a long day. Once we had passed Mt Adam, we reached some of the most beautiful wilderness I had seen on trail. We ascended above the tree line, walking through green meadows before being pushed out on to the sides of mountains for incredible views. We saw elk, marmots and ...
... no major damage felt so I continued down the hill. About 10 minutes later I passed a couple of women hiking the opposite direction. The usual passing pleasantries but was thinking how close they came to finding a bloody broken pile of me 10 minutes up the trail.
Another half hour and I was stiffly limping the dirt road back to my car. I took more back roads home, enjoying the sunny day and feeling of accomplishment of a successful solo backpack to long anticipated Goats Rocks trail. ...
... walk around the backstreets and notice there is a lot of properties and land for sale we wander about three blocks to Packwood airport which is tiny on the return to the car we go in a shop that says it sells antiques and collectibles but it is a bit like a junk shop at home but it actually sells some interesting stuff and the owner,an elderly lady talks us through her shop,the local wildlife and tells us that the town is rapidly dying mainly because of the internet,an ...