Deep Forest Cabins at Mt. Rainier
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... fighter pilots. We headed back, the woke up the next morn, not too early. We went kinda north to Mt St Helens to the Windy Ridge area...along the way we synch'd up witha retired Airman, alomost my age, as we hit the views and stuff.....i could tell he was a player character right away...a ginger airman, but he didnt drink or smoke much....still, the kind of person you would add to your trip on the fly. Mt st helens seemed very different now, i think ...
... through there but luckily, it was getting better the further we got from
the Sun going down. The problem was the freeway was a long 5% grade
down in to the gorge floor and the trains run past the campground all
night. Between the truck engines laboring to get up the hill, the truck
brakes fighting gravity and the trains rolling through. It is not a
quiet back to nature kind of campsite. I should have brought ear plugs.
Luckily I was tired enough to go right ...
... and about the petrification process itself. It was definitely a place that we did not expect to come across and we are very glad that we took the time to check it out.
After our unexpected educational stop we had gotten back on track towards Bonney Lake. After about another hour of driving we finally got out of the high desert landscapes and entered greener areas full of trees and mountains not unlike Idaho. And as we got closer to Bonney Lake ...
... We also passed a dead elk on the side of the road but I don't think counts either. We soon approached an area called Chinook Pass that was gorgeous. There were so many cars we weren't sure we were going to be able to park but we got lucky. This is where we got our first glimpse of MT Rainier and we were in total awe. It was the most beautiful sight I've seen on this trip. We took lots of pictures but it is more beautiful than the photos. There was a small ...
A family came to my site at 9 and asked if I was leaving today, so they could claim my site. Hold your horses, family! I'm still waking up. They were polite, actually, and set up a tiny pink camp chair to hold the place when I left. I told them I was leaving at 11 or 12, so they didn't stand around watching and waiting.
After making my bed and packing the single chair and stove - so easy! - I headed back to Paradise to take a short hike and get ...