Rainier Valley Inn
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- Free parking
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... to leave a fire burning unattended. I was fading fast
but want to take advantage of the clear night and get some sky pictures
taken. I found a dark corner of the campground but the observatory
website is right, Light pollution is becoming an issue even in
our tiny part of the state. I took a few pictures but realized that a
good night’s sleep would be a better use of my time. Mary Hill
is in a gorge that holds the Columbia River. The wind tends to whip ...
... up. We shared our stories from the park and the vendor shared his stories too (of inside and outside the park). After our story swapping Ible had asked if he had anything from Yellowstone. At first the vendor could not think of anything that he had that could be from Yellowstone, but we could see from the face that he made that something had dawned upon him. The vendor had told us that he did indeed have something from Yellowstone, something from the early ...
... Lake, that had a hiking trail all the way around with gorgeous mountain views. The lake was so clear it was hard to tell it had water in it. There were hundreds of tadpoles on the edges. I took pictures for Andrew, Lily & Michael which doesn't look like they are in water but they are. Every child on the trail was thrilled! We walked around the lake and got some of our best pictures of MT Rainer. We drove into the park at the Stevens Canyon Entrance. From ...
... On average, five earthquakes a month are recorded.
Rainier is an active stratovolcano, and is considered a Decade Volcano - which means it's considered to be capable of the most amount of deadly destruction imaginable! Did I mention it's active?
There were also bear warnings attached to my picnic table and posted around the campground, asking campers to keep all food and scented products locked in cars. Livin' on the edge! Of a volcano!
... which is just beginning to thaw and it is an amazing sight,we turn into the White River entrance to Sunrise to see a sign saying that the road is closed further on because of snow we turn back and drive alongt the Mather Memorial Parkway which is a road along a very high ridge looking across a huge expanse of valley.We go back to Packwood and grab a coffee at Butter Butte coffee shop which sells the most amazing raspberry muffin which is delicious,we take a stroll around ...