Copper Creek Inn
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Also heute hat es unsere Glücksfee mit der Authentizität aber wirklich übertrieben!
Den ganzen Tag lang hat es fast ununterbrochen geregnet, typisch zwar für diese Gegend (der Mt. Rainier hält diesbezüglich einige Rekorde für Nordamerika), für uns aber absolut unpassend.
Aber der Reihe nach:
Gegen 9:00 starteten wir Richtung Mt. Rainier …
... Further on and we have now been bitten to buggery typical that we didn't think to buy some bug spray,we soon come across a large green slug on the path which again I manage to get Jackie around without her seeing and on we go.We are going a little slower on the return but still at a good pace passing a few wildflowers and little piles of dung which we assume are from the horses that the rangers ride in to maintain the trail.
We eventually arrive at the parking lot tired ...
... have done it. We also learned that this is where the 1935 Olympic ski trials were held. There are over 18 glaciers coming down from this volcanic mountain and every one of them has been climbed. The route we were looking at, though, was one of the two most popular. It takes 2 or 3 days to summit and only 50 % of the hikers that attempt it each year succeed. Best time is June-August.
So many places to come back to and spend more time ...
... 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 ...
... Roxane joined Sally for the walk, nothing like a warming bop around the track and a bit of air guitar practice to help a good cause! Sal's team were the second highest fund raisers with the event total being a very impressive $48,000...incredible what a small town (2,500 people) and strong community spirit can achieve.
A local wildlife conservation park visit in the afternoon gave a last look at native animals like grizzlies and black bears, and a close-up view ...