Travel Blogs from Ashford
... closed, except for a small snacker. There were lots of folks there, since it has one of the best and closest views of Mount Rainier. We got back to camp in time for me to take a nap. Dinner, later, was leftovers of some great meals from not to far back in the recent past.
It’s dark now and extremely quiet. Campfires are burning and folks are relaxing and probably talking about the great day. I do know that we had ...
... sur le mont St-Helens. Un volcan toujours actif. Bien
qu'il soit couvert de neige, il est magnifique. Nous terminons la
journée dans le mont rainier national park. Ici, encore, nous sommes
venu voir un volcan. Nous trouvons un camping magnifique et très peu
coûteux. Parfait pour nous. Cela fait changement de la Californie.
Lundi le 11 mai
Nous profitons notre
temps ce matin. Nous prenons le temps de faire de la lecture. ...
... the place. Let me just say that out of about a 5-mile hike, I saw maybe 200 feet of trail. The rest was snow! There were a couple places where I would be standing on a mound of snow 10 or 12 feet high, and just a few feet in front of me, but 10 feet down, was the trail, disappearing into the massive drift I was standing on. I met a woman who told me she comes out there every year the first week of August, and normally ...
... he showed them how to start a fire and taught them how to shoot off their own fireworks. It was fun to watch them having fun and a bit scary too.) Steve got them started with creating the stone fire ring and collecting fire wood from other abandoned fire sites.
Meanwhile, I made my favorite easy meal - chili and cornbread. Both turned out perfect - amazing considering the tiny stove and oven I had to work with. As ...
Mount Rainier (the park as well as the mountain) was gorgeous – we saw a mix of sub-alpine forest, meadowland, jagged mountain ranges, flower fields, waterfalls, and many glaciers on Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range. Surprisingly, we saw far more glaciers here than we did at Glacier National Park. We first hiked the Trail of the Shadows, where we walked through a dense ...