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... sleep when I was awoken.
I still got up early because of the early summer sunrise here.
Everyone started waking up and we progressed to the best part of
camping, Breakfast. Scrambled eggs with veggies and some substantial
slices of bacon. After cleaning up comes the hard part of
camping, what to do all day or at least until it is time for dinner. We
decided to go for a drive along the Columbia River, west toward
Portland. A pretty drive but we were ...
... the park he said. He says that this particular piece went back as far as the 1880's. Ible and I are on the edge of our seats wondering what it could be. Finally the man shows us his antique from Yellowstone. What he had was a metal luggage tag that the Northern Pacific railroad used to keep track of luggage while it was in transit on stage coaches. It was a worn out piece, most of the lettering was corroded by only god knows what (possible from moisture in ...
... of wild mountain goats.
Goat Rocks was our final challenge: a sharp peak followed by a ridgeline called 'The Knifes Edge' which was in equal parts precarious and breathtaking. We walked through snow fields and over slippery plates of slate. The height definitely got the heart pumping! But on the edge of those cliffs, I became hyper aware of everything around me, and there was so much around me. It was an absolute ...
... on the northeast side has a whole other view of Rainier, and is dryer than the other side. The vegetation is scrub brush and tiny durable mountain flowers. They have strong roots, these plants, to survive strong mountain gusts. I'm a big fan of mountain flowers; they have a precious tenacity.
I took a hike to the glacier, passing a cascade of fragmented volcanic rock, cooled suddenly by glacier snow. Below me lay an idyllic valley meadow with a ...
... who loves a chat and has a tiny little dog who doesn't seem keen on us at first but soon comes round to us we then go to Blantons IGA Supermarket and buy some supplies we drive up Snyder road about 6miles to the trailhead to the Packwood Lake trail which we are going to do on Tuesday it's about 10 miles round trip and we have to go into town and buy a Northwest Forest pass to be able to do it,back to the cabin for wine,beer and bourbon.
For dinner I have spicy chicken ...