Peace at Mt. Rainier … tallest mount in the lower 48, on the “dangerous volcano” list, home to 26 glaciers, complete with 4+ earthquakes per month … may seem like an oxymoron. Here’s a place that, when it erupts, will endanger 100’s of thousands of people. Oh well, it’s a great place to visit. Truly beautiful – both to camp and to view.
Ohanapecosh is the campground … “standing at the edge” is the translation. 188 campsites – but deep in the forest. Great place for a view office. About $7.50 with your Discover Pass. Nice.
Then, without warning, the morning comes!
Yes, we could live like this. Unfortunately, we’ve got work to do … so lets see the rest of Mt. Rainier National Park! It is NOT a sunny day, so the mountain may be elusive …
From the bridge at Box Canyon ya’all can see a narrow slot canyon with a river racing through it. It’s about 180 feet down. Very western!
Up a few miles to Paradise, the clouds have settled in, and it is very, very cold.
At Paradise, there’s not much to be seen.
It looks like the mountain will be socked in all day … and we have miles to go before we sleep. It’s a blessing to live here in the West, where we can visit the mountain again soon.
Enjoying the sights that we’ve been given this day, it’s southward for us.