Mt. Rainier again, then on to Spokane
Trip Start Jun 19, 2009
31Trip End Jul 26, 2009
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Riverside State Park
I finished up the hike, spent a few minutes at a visitor center, and then left Mt. Rainier about 9:45am. As I drove east through Washington state, the landscape changed to a much drier and almost barren terrain. And I encountered more dreaded construction
Riverside State Park is in the city of Spokane, but is almost like an oasis within the city. There is a large swinging bridge that is almost a replica of a bridge built in the 1930's. The river by the campground and picnic area has some massive boulders. The formation looks a bit like a bowl and pitcher, which is the nickname for this part of the park. This campground is more open than any other I've been in on this trip -- no privacy between sites at all. Before turning in for the night, I had a nice conversation with a couple from the Vancouver area.