Stone Creek Lodge
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... well for cramming myself into the back of the car.
I still woke up around 5 though. Again not much to do but check my gear, strap on my pack and head out. I really couldn’t take my time at the trailhead because the mosquitos were waking up and wanted some breakfast too. I was the only person at the trailhead when I started out around 6am.
As previously blogged, I am really not all that much of an outdoor guy, when it comes to being motivated to get out into ...
... of the hill to the Sunrise Visitor centre and did a nice walk up to the Frozen Lake. We wanted to catch sunrise over Mt Rainier the next morning but it was completely overcast so we slept in instead, bummer! We took the famous drive through the southern part of the park but it was a complete white out with fog and low cloud so off we headed towards Portland to visit Laurie's cousin Hayley for a night or ...
Sunday 8th June
Got up and had breakfast in the cabin with glorious weather outside once more set off up to Mount Rainier National Park and just inside the Stevens Canyon entrance we go to the Grove of the Patriarchs parking lot and went on the 1.5 mile round trip trail which is fantastic and meanders through Spruce Cedar and Douglas Fir trees the fallen trees and the evolution of the forest is fascinating.A little further on we come to a ...
... one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, because of its large amount of glacial ice that could potentially produce massive mudslides that would threaten the whole valley below.
All of that was great, but again, the clouds had come in and covered the peak. We couldn't see anything outside the Visitor's Center so we ...
... in the west’ (as a passing local informed me), and old tenement buildings. The long tunnel into the city was also bizarre, with Willy Wonka-esque images flashing up as we drove through it...ghostly playing cards on the way, and the strangely sinister words ‘GOOD EVENING’ on the way back. For a while I was convinced I was hallucinating as nobody else seemed to give the images a second glance.