Copper Creek Inn
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Hot tub
- Microwave in room
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... and the old shop and museum buildings, all well preserved timber structures.
Drove on and stopped at Christine Falls, named for a 9 year old who climbed the mountain in 1889 with her father, and got as far as 10,000 feet even though she was disabled.
Then Paradise, at 1646 metres, where we parked and walked up into the beautiful alpine meadows to look at Myrtle Falls. Glimpse of Mt Rainier from there, but ...
... br> Around 3:00 p.m. we arrived at Sunrise Point which sits at an elevation of 6100 feet. Pretty pretty pretty spot. Over the edge is a small emerald green lake. Crazy beautiful scenery.
Just another 300 feet up is the view at Sunrise (6400 feet) --- the view is definitely worth the long drive.
We had a picnic at the White River camp ground and then ...
... at 6 so we were back at camp to grill
up some cheese burgers with plenty of time for a stroll around the
campground and then settle in to the camp chairs for the evening. We
didn’t venture far from the camp though and it was 11pm sooner than I
realized it. That day went quick and I was ready for bed. Not windy any
more so it was even a little warmer than the previous night. We
always have high plans on our Weekend camping trips to have a nice big ...
... steam so that was cool to see. Just so you don't get the wrong
impression, Mt St Helens is about the coolest representation of Mother
Nature's awesomeness that you can see without a passport (assuming you are reading this from the USA), so I
definitely recommend a visit.
We stayed about a half hour at the observatory before heading back to camp.
Anther couple hours in the car plus a stop for more firewood and we were back at camp.
... for you guys. I gasped just as much as yesterday at the mammoth splendor. Paradise is on the western side of the mountain and receives more rainfall than the eastern side. Rainier acts as a sort of "rain shadow", keeping the precipitation from moving eastward. The vegetation here is more lush, with denser vegetation near the peak.
Rainier was originally known by the Native People as Talol, or Tacoma, which means "mother of waters". It was renamed by ...