Cowlitz River Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... actually that all makes it much better.
Anyhow, our site was great and we hunkered down for the evening in the pouring rain after planning. We were so happy to be in our warm, dry Scamp and out of the wet rain. Luckily, the temperatures stayed close to 50 for our entire stay. We spent a full day driving around the park. There are only two main roads so it was not difficult to cover the whole drive in one day. I have to start by ...
... the way to Watson Lake we visited the overlook for Dry Falls, the largest waterfall in the world...just no water. Flood waters during the last ice age carved out this scar in the earth. It was impressive. On to Watson Lake. The nice doctor assured me that the rash wasn't fatal and gave me a prescription for prednisone, which I promptly got filled at the local Safeway and popped the first four into my mouth.
Desert buttes and ...
... 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 ...
After a delicious breakfast on Monday prepared by Dustin and Cory it was time to say goodbye to them and Essence of Health Retreat . Ro and I spent some time at the nearby Mt St Helens visitors centre at Silver Lake hearing about the impact on those living in the area of the eruption. Surprisingly only around 57 lost their lives at this time. We then drove on to our cute cabin at Packwood ...
... dinner of pizza and lit a fire. Temps moderated and then fell into the 60's at night. We are surrounded by firs accented by a redwood here and there. Mosses cover almost anything on the ground. This is the most beautiful place we have been. I'm slowly suffocating the plan I had to go to Victoria via ferry from Anacortes. It seems I'm the only one interested. Tomorrow we are heading to Seattle. I haven't been there in ten years. The sound of the Nisqually's rushing water is putting me to ...