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Nothing but BLUE skies this morning. I'm practically giddy! No smoke in the air and the lady at the lodge told me that I must be living right because it hasn't been this pretty for a week. Yay!
First on the list is to head to "Paradise"...that's the name of the visitor's center that is basically the halfway point in the park.
Our hotel (Pine Lodge) is about 5 miles from the Nisqually entrance. The forest is dense with all kinds of trees. ...
... ready to retire. Two days left...tomorrow, we might head up to the Snoqualimie area to see the falls and stuff. We also might go to the Mt rainier north side trails too, not sure yet. In any event we will get our final motel room tomorrow and repack all our stuf and take several showers! Thursday our last day will be entirely in Seattle. We have a 11pm flight, so we will have until about 9pm to kill time in town eating and wandering ...
We got a camp at Cougar Rocks campground in Mt Rainier National Park....#57b. We didnt quite plan on getting a site here, but its nice and very close to the up top ParAdise Inn ( no rooms, we checked). Almost no misquitos compared to last night. ..the temp is round 68 or so slightly more. So....to catch up.... Yesterday morning we got to Ruby Bech about 9:30am and it was low tide again and amazing.. Lot of starfish and anemone pics...we spent hours there ...
... I got left the
campground so headed over the bridge to the Oregon side to fill up. My
tank was halfway full when I was reminded that I was breaking the law by
pumping my own gas. Oh, well. I stopped a few times on the way
out of the gorge to take some pictures of the windmills that cover the
hills around the gorge. Benita and Mike must have just left the
campground because they stopped to say hi when they saw me pull over. As
they pulled off, I ...
... pictures. The skies were clear and very little light pollution. The long exposures through the tree bows even made for interesting lighting from the few camp fires. There were far too many trees to make for a clear view of the sky so I gave up after a while. Plus, I could see where my walking around a dark campground with a camera could make our camp neighbors a little uneasy. I was tiered any way so headed to my tent before too long.
The long day's drive left ...