Tag: Mt. Rainier

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – At Mt. Rainier National Park

Yesterday we headed south to one of our favorite local attractions – Mt. Rainier National Park. It was perfect hiking weather as we started our adventure at Longmire on the Trail of the Shadows. Afterwards we took the scenic road to Paradise, stopping at… Continue Reading “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – At Mt. Rainier National Park”

Some Favorite Photos for #Bloganuary

I haven’t participated much in #Bloganuary; for some reason the questions haven’t resonated with me. And I was going to skip this one too – as it is unanswerable. “What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?” Are you kidding me? A single photo??… Continue Reading “Some Favorite Photos for #Bloganuary”

A Medley of Frosty

I wanted to participate in this week’s Sunday Stills Christmas Song Lyric Challenge and went looking for the holly and the ivy. Unfortunately, they were not full grown so I had to settle for these berries in my garden. Then I considered other Christmas… Continue Reading “A Medley of Frosty”

A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier

Of all the hikes I’ve done on Mt. Rainier – and there have been many I’m a local after all – this was the best – the Golden Gate and Skyline Trails on the flanks of the mountain! It was a perfect day for… Continue Reading “A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier”

Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier

Not far from the Longmire entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park you’ll pass the Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park. Don’t. Be sure and stop to wander the grounds among the whimsical sculptures, the creation of Dan Klennert. He shares his wonderful creations with… Continue Reading “Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier”

Where’s the Mountain? Behind Seattle’s Gray

The bluest skies you’ve ever seen are in Seattle, sang Perry Como. Perhaps they are – just not often enough! 😉 It turns out that Seattle is one of the cloudiest cities in the country, with over 300 cloudy days a year on average.… Continue Reading “Where’s the Mountain? Behind Seattle’s Gray”

Bicycling The Foothills Trail with a Stop by Wilkeson

Nothing takes me back to childhood more than getting on a bike. And nothing keeps me riding today more than my electric bike. That, and a good bike trail! We found one on a recent sunny day – the Foothills Trail – a 21… Continue Reading “Bicycling The Foothills Trail with a Stop by Wilkeson”

A Day trip to Paradise with Moonrise Over Mt Rainier

Every trip to Mt Rainier promises something special and so it was on Monday as we headed south to Paradise. We arrived at the Nisqually Entrance to the Park, the only one open to vehicles year-round. We had lunch at Longmire where visitors had… Continue Reading “A Day trip to Paradise with Moonrise Over Mt Rainier”

Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier

I’m lucky to have Mt. Rainier National Park in my backyard – close enough to make a day trip whenever the mood strikes. Yesterday it did and we headed south to Ohanapecosh. The Ohanapecosh River is perhaps the most beautiful river in the park,… Continue Reading “Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier”

Fun with Photos of Mt Rainier where Size Matters

For as long as I’ve been blogging and including pictures in my posts I’ve had a conundrum – file size matters. As you probably already know there is a limit to how much media space you have, depending on your plan. I upgraded a… Continue Reading “Fun with Photos of Mt Rainier where Size Matters”

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