Almost Paradise Lodging
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... way it was heading, as there have been major fires in Washington. Topped by an amazing snow-capped volcanic mountain, another in the Cascade group, the NP actually started in the 1880s when James Longmire started a Medical Springs Resort at the western end. The area became a NP in 1931, the fifth USA NP. The mountain towers over the park, at 14,410 feet, but the park has amazing old growth forest, alpine meadows and ...
After a quick breakfast we headed for Sunrise which is about a 3-hour (without stops) drive from the Nisqually entrance. We made it in about 5-1/2 hours because there were some great photo ops.
My favorite spot in the park so far is Reflection Lakes. I had stopped yesterday and the view is gorgeous. The reflection of the trees and skies are really spectacular but ...
... We needed to hustle a bit on the way back down so we could return to our camp by noon, so we could reserve it for the next night. We did that relaxed a little, then headed out to Eatonville for a bite (and a quick post from earlier). Its a nice little town off the tourist trail. We headed back to our camp and along the way stopped at a roadside park next to basically a dried up lake. There were tons of stumps and sand in this desolate ...
... br> managed by the Maryhill Art gallery. Another stop at a fruit stand and
we were back at camp. One of the astronomers from the Observatory was
walking around the camp with a telescope fitted with a lens to look at
the sun. We checked that out while we waited for Benita to wake from her
nap. I talked the others into going up to the Maryhill Winery for a
relaxing afternoon wine overlooking the amphitheater and Columbia River
Gorge. Very nice place. ...
... 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 ...