Manning Park Resort
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... by a car. It was a lovely looking bear, very healthy with a very shiny coat. They are quite fat at the moment as they are stuffing themselves getting ready for hibernation. SAD!
Jenny was very brave and got on the Hell’s Gate Tramway. This tramway goes over the river at Hell’s Gate, which is a quite narrow passage through the gorge. It is very deep and more water passes through it than over Niagara Falls. That sounds pretty ...
... back to camp where we hangout for the evening playing crib and enjoying a campfire with some fellow hikers. After all this fresh air we were tired fairly early and had an early night and a good sleep alongside the creek.
Sunday we hiked out dropped our packs at the car and decided to venture out on one more hike. We were told we wouldn't get to far up this trail because there was still some good snow at the top but we were up for an ...
... off on Hwy 20 through the heart of the mountains. The drive was amazing, with towering glacier-covered peaks surrounding you on all sides. If you happen to follow in my footsteps (or tyre tracks as the case may be), and you have a choice, I would recommend doing the drive from east to west, as I seemed to be catching some of the best vistas in my rear view mirrors. But either way you do it, the drive is worth every mile!
... and the we started going up. It was steep! Switchback after switchback it felt like we were climbing a 10 degree incline. After about 3 hellish miles we were met with snow. Snow where we count see where the trail went. So, we trudged through the snow a couple of times and found the trail again, though soon the snow got the better of us and we had to stop. If you can't find the trail in 15 minutes I looking turn back. Going down the ...
... will need to research a bit more just what all this park entails.
We had just enough time to make the Mukilteo Ferry and head to our hotel near SeaTac airport. It was a bit of a whirlwind day but enough time to squeeze in a few extra sites, learn a bit more about the area and decide where we would love to visit on our next trip to Washington. National Geographic Traveler calls this loop one of America's Grandest most Spectacular Drives. And it was!