Kanaskat-Palmer and the Green River

It’s camping season and sorry to say we are fresh out of campers. We sold our last one a year ago thinking we were done with hauling our sleeping quarters into the woods of the Pacific Northwest, and all over the country for that matter. But now as summer approaches we have had second thoughts and are busy searching for the perfect camper, a trailer this time we think.

In the meantime we’re enjoying day trips and today visited Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, set on the banks of the Green River.ย  After a short drive on the Maple Valley Highway, we were there and soon wandering the trails through lush forest with wildflowers blooming and berries ripening.

There’s nothing like being in the woods, unless it’s being near a river, which is where we headed next.

If we only had that camper, we’d still be there tonight in one of the cozy spots in the deserted campground.

In the stillness of the woods,ย  by the glow of the campfire, looking forward to waking up in the morning and having our coffee by the fire.ย  What could be better?

~ Susanne

8 Comments on “Kanaskat-Palmer and the Green River

  1. I have never been a camping person. But you make it look and sound appealing, Susanne.
    I am left thinking about biting insects and wandering bears though. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. I understand not everyone likes camping but it’s pretty popular here. There’s something special about being out in the woods and sitting around a campfire at night! Fortunately bears aren’t much of a problem here in Washington. I remember seeing one years ago near the ocean, not in the campground. I have seen a lot of bears in Montana and am more reluctant to camp there where they have grizzlies! But that’s why a hard sided camper is better than a tent! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I am so glad to have these healing images to begin the erase the link of the Green River with the string of murders.

    • Yes, its unfortunate for such a gorgeous river to have its name linked with those terrible murders, though I believe this area is much further out.

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