Tag: National Parks

A Quick Tour of Washington’s National Parks

Did you know that Washington State has three National Parks?  They are Mt. Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades!  All are marvelous and worth many visits, especially if you live here as I do.  🙂 Lets start with Mt. Rainier National Park  – just two… Continue Reading “A Quick Tour of Washington’s National Parks”

The Earth in Layers at the Grand Canyon

We spent a few days at the Grand Canyon last year and got to experience its magnificent beauty from many angles at different times of day. The picture below was taken while the sun was rising near Mather Point. The next few pictures, which… Continue Reading “The Earth in Layers at the Grand Canyon”

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Of all the pictures I took of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, this one’s my favorite. ~ Susanne

More Wonders of Yellowstone

I hope I’m not boring you with my posts on Yellowstone National Park but this may be my most comprehensive tour yet!   First of all, did I tell you that Yellowstone sits in the caldera of an ancient supervolcano, and the same forces… Continue Reading “More Wonders of Yellowstone”

Yellowstone Lake and West Thumb at Sunset

It took us five trips to Yellowstone to finally make it to West Thumb Geyser Basin.  We weren’t purposely neglecting it.  It’s just that Yellowstone is such an enormous park, with thousands of hydrothermal features spread about in so many geyser basins, you can’t… Continue Reading “Yellowstone Lake and West Thumb at Sunset”

Buffalo, Hot Springs, and Geysers O My!

We just returned from Yellowstone National Park where we spent five days (our longest stint yet) on our fifth trip to the Park.  How shall I convey to you the magnificence of that place? Shall I start with its history?  And tell you it… Continue Reading “Buffalo, Hot Springs, and Geysers O My!”

Remembering the Hoh Rain Forest

As we eagerly wait for rain to clear the smoky skies, it seems like a good time to remember a beautiful place where rain is king – the Hoh Rain Forest.  Just four hours west of Seattle in Olympic National Park, it’s one of… Continue Reading “Remembering the Hoh Rain Forest”

Third Beach at Olympic National Park, but What’s in a Name?

On our recent trip to Olympic National Park, we enjoyed a wonderful hike to Third Beach – and no,  the name does not do it justice.  Just a short drive from Mora Campground, Third Beach lies south of First Beach and Second Beach – … Continue Reading “Third Beach at Olympic National Park, but What’s in a Name?”

Silver Falls at Mt Rainier

We were looking for someplace to escape the heat this week and decided on a trip to Mt. Rainier National Park.  There’s always something new to discover at the Park and this week it was Silver Falls. On our way to the Falls, we… Continue Reading “Silver Falls at Mt Rainier”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sol Duc

For this week’s photo challenge,  I couldn’t help but think of some of the wonderful rivers in Washington:  Snoqualmie,  Skykomish,  Skagit,  Snohomish.  Beautiful rivers with equally beautiful native names.  But I finally settled on the Sol Duc which means ‘sparkling waters’ in Quillayute.  … Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Sol Duc”

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