Alexander's Country Inn, Restaurant & Day Spa
Travel Blogs from Ashford
... and massive fallen trees with huge roots I go past a sign for two further trails(coyote trail and the three peaks trail) I think to myself that I would like to take these another day if we were ever lucky enough to be in this wonderful area again I return to Jackie who I am glad to see hasn't been too worried about me and is prone on the lakeside looking very very peaceful we walk back to the trail and take lots of photos en route Jackie is particularly taken with the ...
... 100kms away in Pullayup. The Best Western Premier hotel was amazing, again it felt like the Ritz Carlton to all of us after 3 weeks on the road in the RV. They had free cookies and fruit at reception, marble floors, a pool and hot tub, bathtub (joy!), and two huge queen size beds in our room and cable TV plus free wi-fi through the whole hotel.
I never thought we would get Zach, or myself, out of there but somehow Chris managed to convince us that dinner with ...
... out, so we had to go somewhere else. This set us back over 3 hours and ended up costing $75 because we had to buy a whole stove with the propane. That was quite disappointing, but we were finally on our way. We parked in the parking lot, went up to the headquarters and registers ourselves to hike up to the top. The people inside already knew our guide by name since he worked there before.
The base camp on Mt Rainier ...
... views of Mt. Rainier. And God kept sending a nice breeze from the west to push us up and cool us off (the breeze was often blowing faster than I was riding, so we got some cooling effects!). Took a little less than 3 1/2 hours total. I did tell Dave that this section was one I never wanted to do again! But we made it, and that's what counts. And tomorrow, it's all downhill to Yakima!
... hiking back was people! It seemed that lots of tourists, whether camping or day tripping, had the same idea as us. There was a steady flow of traffic as we descended back down to the trailhead. As we hiked back we once again had beautiful views of Mt. Tahoma, the Emmons glacier, the White River, and of course "the big guy" as my mom calls it, Mt. Rainier.
Once we returned to the parking lot we were reminded that getting to our hikes early is essential, ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking