Crest Trail Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... Mount Rainier National Park is amazing. And we never even saw Mount Rainier due to the clouds and fog. It is so rugged and so intimidating. The evergreen trees loomed above us as the rain poured down, and everything was in a dim haze for the entire day. We were in awe of how lush everything was, covered in thick layers of moss, some of it hanging down from the trees in long strings of pale green (my favorite).
First we drove to Sunrise in ...
... our drive for the rest of the afternoon as we approached the Cascades Range. Jeez, they certainly didn't do much cutting out of the mountain for the roads...chicken wire baskets and retaining walls are my friend. We stopped at the Clear Creek Falls overlook. It was a beautiful double drop waterfall but with thunder overhead, we didn't dally. Walking back to the truck, I once again was aware of the warm, woodsy smell of the cedar trees. ...
... I do like outdoor tools and equipment though. I have bought plenty over the years that have been getting lots of use as dust collection devices in the garage.Other than my ill-fated snow camping trip that got cut short because I hurt my back getting my backpack out of the car trunk, I haven’t put on a fully weighted backpack since I climbed Mt Baker in 2001.
My lower back isn’t what it used to be and carrying lots of weigh compresses my spine over a ...
... of Mt Rainier from the window . Tuesday dawned bright and sunny and we set of at 8am , yes we're up bright and early but the sun is up much earlier than I had been used to at home. We decided to follow the Sunrise rim trail from the Sunrise visitors centre which is already at higher elevation than Mt Bogong This proved to be a spectacular hike above tree line taking in some amazing ...
... up a glacier that we could take but as Jackie looks ready for a nightclub visit not a glacier climb we do not do it but instead we have a coffee and The lovely lady wife buys her first baseball cap she does look a bit like a character from Wayne's World.Just past the centre we see a deer feeding on the roadside.
We drive on to a town funnily enough called Ashford it has a motel a couple of shops and a base camp area for the skiers and climbers to begin their ascent of ...