Manning Park Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
TripAdvisor Reviews Manning Park Resort Hope
Travel Blogs from Hope
... with big hugs. My Dad is physically gone, but I have them and am so happy for that. After the experience of losing my Dad and trying to cope with it, sometimes very unsuccessfully, the past few months, the adventures in the Scamp seem so inconsequential. But I would not trade the experience of those eleven months on the road for anything. We loved most of it, endured moments of it, and in the end survived eleven months together in a 13’ trailer.
... lots of reflections.
We have been back in the van for a while now just catching up on everything. The next big effort will be to cook dinner. The weather is quite mild here as we still have the van door open. It has been raining for most of the day but we have really big pine trees around and over us so we are quite protected. It is quite beautiful. This park probably has the best scenery of any park that we have stayed ...
... Lake was our next destination and it was spectacular. The lake is the glacier aqua blue and is very large. There were lots of turnoffs so that we could see and take pictures. When you look at all this beauty, it is hard to realize that this water also provides electricity for a large portion of northwestern Washington.
We turned around here ...
... We decided to use the next day that was budgeted for climbing Mount Triumph to climb the North Early Winter Spire, located in the east of the park where glaciers are less common. This was a good call. We summitted the spire after some pleasurable rock climbing. The views from the top of the spire was fantastic, covering Mount Baker and a slew of jagged North Cascades peaks. Seeing other rock climbers playing acrobat around exposed rock spires was great fun.
... about four times faster than going up. Once we were back at camp we cooked fritos pie and cleaned the dishes. We kept seeing two mile deer that would come within 20 feet of us and wouldn't be startled by anything. They must have known the campsite. Well, that night they came to visit us again and it scared the living daylights out of us. Once we realized that it was our friends and not a bear we passed out. We were all sore from desolation ...