Almost Paradise Lodging
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... noon and made our way to our next destination, stopping along the way at a river to explore and then a base camp for climbers climbing Mt Rainer and other mountains in the area. There we found a little coffee shop and home of the Whitiker family (the most famous American climbing family who have summited Everest, K2 and the likes), whio have their mountaineering school there. Then girls had fun in the garden and climbing one of ...
... and interesteing. We headed right way to the distant seastack which normally is deep in surf, but at 8' low tide lots of cool stuff was exposed. We could have spent all day there......tons of pics of strange creatures there. After several hours, we continued south and eventually hit that shithole Abeerdeen. Since it was Sunday midday we hit a bad migration traffic to Seattle on this route. A hour bumbper to bumper...we sneaked by and changed course ...
... cougars, lynx, bobcats, wolfs, beavers, eagles and so much more. We were so happy that we finally got to see these beautiful creatures and it was the perfect ending to our stint in Mount Rainier.
Yesterday we also had our first taster of real American food portion sizes at the Mexican restaurant in the motel. Dan ordered a chilli burrito and I ordered fajitas. When mine came out they put down a full plate of rice, beans, salad, avocado and the wraps and ...
... at miles and miles of logs and dried mud
for only so long before it seems cooler to be driving off to somewhere else. So we piled into the car and
drove three hours to the Johnston observatory. It is literally just 4 miles from the previous vantage point but over roads, it is roughly 135.06 miles away. It is a
nice observatory but then again you're still just looking at miles and miles
of dried mud from a different angle. The mountain was letting off ...
Once I got over the ridge, it was a pretty quick, AKA steep, trail down to the trailhead. I stopped on the way for a little half mile side trip to the ruins of an old fire lookout tower. It was a steep climb up to it with similar views that I had all morning but at least now it is checked off the list.The thing about hiking is it really is one foot in front of the other. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Little steps or big steps, it ...