Another Beauty of a Drive Today
Trip Start Jun 04, 2011
44Trip End Oct 21, 2011
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Where I stayed
Tolt-McDonald Park Campground
What I did
What I usually do...
The pass is about 4600 feet in altitude and is surrounded by towering peaks still laden with last winter's record snows. I got very few shots while underway, but when we stopped for lunch on the western side, I did shoot a few specimens for your viewing.
We stopped at a fruit stand and bought the best Rainier cherries that I've ever eaten
This campground is owned and operated by King County. It's a bit pricey for what you get, but the setting is grand. It's next to the river and surrounded by copious green of all shapes and sizes. There's a footbridge that accesses the rental yurts and a number of hiking trails.
The surrounding area is pastoral. It looks like, at one time, that is was covered with dairy farms, but we saw nary a cow. Times have surely changed. There are still a number of farms and a lot of homes. I assume that the area is now a bedroom community for the Seattle-Tacoma workforce.
The campground is quiet and peaceful, which is something we appreciate. We're only about sixty miles or so from Lisa and Rich's, so we'll get there tomorrow. We are excited to see both of them, as well as our grand-dog, Madison. We can't wait until she starts music lessons and we get invited to her first recital...wait a minute! She's a dog. How soon I forget. So sorry...<blush>.