Rainier Valley Inn
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... calls itself the catfish capital of Oregon, but they probably don't have too much competition. After stocking up, we were off into the golden hills above the Snake River. In each valley the temp soared to the high 90's. A railroad accompanied us across the treeless hills. Soon we reached the town of LaGrande where we stopped for fuel and for a rest. We had a big lunch at Denny's and called home using the free wifi. Northwest of here the hills get wetter and Douglas firs command ...
... bridge which is fun to cross over the Laughingwater creek on,the trail carries on through dense forest and we observe various fungi on the damp tree trunks we take pictures of the enormous trees,standing and fallen and me crouching inside the rotted away inside of one.On the return we take photos from the suspension bridge and we walk down to a riverside opening and watch the river we return back to the car and drive further up towards Sunrise and stop at a frozen lake called ...
... 30 miles from Rainier and snapped a few pics before the sun went down.
Tomorrow I plan to explore Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, the head to Olympia and take 101 around it. I would like to watch the sunset over the ocean tomorrow night.
motorcycling is great for sight seeing. You really get a huge vision.
I spotted 2 more Golden Eagles but have yet to see a Bald Eagle in the wild.
... the trip down the mountain. Along the way, we stopped at some pretty waterfalls and hiked to the best viewing area. These were all very pretty, but the cloud cover seemed to be lowering and we didn't want to be driving these windy roads in the fog and the dark, so we were on our way.
We could look into the ...
... Sally tied up with finishing the Relay event]. Sunny weather tempted us to ‘swim’ well, really just a quick plunge into the lake – wow – freezing cold! Literally just above freezing, colder than the water temp in Alaskan fjords! Dove in and flew out, no time to even feel the ache of cold water but felt great immediately afterwards – invigorating! Walked out then enjoyed picnic lunch in the Park before heading ‘home’.