Rainier Valley Inn
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... 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 ...
... the park he said. He says that this particular piece went back as far as the 1880's. Ible and I are on the edge of our seats wondering what it could be. Finally the man shows us his antique from Yellowstone. What he had was a metal luggage tag that the Northern Pacific railroad used to keep track of luggage while it was in transit on stage coaches. It was a worn out piece, most of the lettering was corroded by only god knows what (possible from moisture in ...
Today was a beautiful day for a hike! We first tried to go to Chenius Falls but due to the road being washed out a change of plans was called for. So we headed to Lake Mowich. The drive up was 13 miles of pure torture! It's unpaved and bumpy as all get out-so beware. Once we arrived at the lake the scenery was breath taking. The lake was emerald green and the water refreshing (we didn't go in but got a splash of water). Lots of trails to meander. Always fun hiking with my ...
... deer, faeries. There was much sighing. More sighing than gasping, actually, since the mountain was always in view.
That night I rigged some bungee cords and sweatshirts to make kind of a curtain around my bed. I also made a sweet night shade out of the sun shade for the front window, using carabiners to hook it to the panic handles above the doors. Dinner was half a can of chili and a cheese sandwich.
No screaming. Only the river and night birds.
Sunday 8th June
Got up and had breakfast in the cabin with glorious weather outside once more set off up to Mount Rainier National Park and just inside the Stevens Canyon entrance we go to the Grove of the Patriarchs parking lot and went on the 1.5 mile round trip trail which is fantastic and meanders through Spruce Cedar and Douglas Fir trees the fallen trees and the evolution of the forest is fascinating.A little further on we come to a ...