Monday, August 31, 2009

Mt Rainer, Washington

Here I am at the laundromat at Morton, WA. I have already spend almost $20 in quarters and I haven't begun to use the dryers. Oh well, that is one of the downfalls of traveling. Thank goodness Dean and I did a lot of the laundry at our previous camp in Idaho.

We are staying at Iron Creek NFS campground in the
Gifford-Pinchot National Forest south of Randle, WA. It is a beautiful campground and we have decided to stay thru the Labor Day weekend.

Yesterday we traveled over from Yakima. We dropped our trailer at a golf course and drove into Mt. Rainer National Park. The mountain was beautiful. Yesterday was clear and sunny so it was a good timing to see the mountain because today is cloudy. We drove into the south side and visited the Paradise Visitor center. Being Sunday, there were a lot of tourist there. But the drive was wonderful. The forests here are so lush with moss and ferns everywhere. We did short hike onto a trail where trees were huge and over a thousand years old.
I have already started picking blackberries which grow everywhere here. We are in contact with the Millers and might meet up with them this week.