June 12-14, 2019
Taidnapam Park, Glenoma Washington
We have really enjoyed the Oregon Coast and definitely would love to return. Now it’s time to move inland a little as we are visiting Mt. Rainier National Park.
When we decided to go out west my plan was to visit as many National Parks as we could. Not realizing some were in the middle of no where and Mt. Rainier was a perfect example of no where. We finally found our campground. A nice small campground run by the county. Sites were nice. Some had full hookups but most were just water and electric. When I made reservations for here we were orginally planning on staying 4 nights but once we set up camp we didnt have any cell service, no TV, and no satellite. Ummm maybe a couple of nights will do for us at this location.
June 13th we got up early and packed a lunch and headed to Mt. Rainier.
A little information from the website.
An Icon on the Horizon
Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.
Making our way up the road to Mt. Rainier we came across more snow. I can’t believe its June 13 and there is snow. Of course the elevations are pretty high up there too. So when there is snow we have to pull over and play a little while. 🙂
After spending a full day at the park we headed back to the campground. We did decide to leave early and head into Olympia and stay a couple of nights there. We need an oil change and tire rotation and a trip to Walmart to restock everything. So we will leave in the morning. Mt. Rainier is a beautiful National Park and glad we came.