Now, Mt. Rainier

Our trip just prior to Yosemite was to one of our network of parks near Mt. Rainier.  It’s called Maplegrove for a good reason; our site was very isolated, and about 40′ from the bank of the Cowlitz River.  We made a couple of long day trips to the National Park in perfect weather.

The genesis of the Cowlitz River

From a closer vantage point

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  1. Thank you again for sharing these personal vacation vistas. Marvelous, just marvelous!

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  2. G.D.:
    Thank you again for sharing these personal vacation vistas. Marvelous, just marvelous!

    We’re hunkered down for the winter now.  Gives me time to evaluate, organize and share my photos.  I found Mt. Rainier challenging to photograph and capture the grandeur.  Even more so than Yosemite, you must simply gaze about as you transit the park to truly appreciate it.  We’ve become huge fans of the Nat’l parks; going to Jellystone next September.  Might visit Glacier while in the neighborhood.

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  3. Trinity Waters:

    G.D.:
    Thank you again for sharing these personal vacation vistas. Marvelous, just marvelous!

    We’re hunkered down for the winter now.  Gives me time to evaluate, organize and share my photos.  I found Mt. Rainier challenging to photograph and capture the grandeur.  Even more so than Yosemite, you must simply gaze about as you transit the park to truly appreciate it.  We’ve become huge fans of the Nat’l parks; going to Jellystone next September.  Might visit Glacier while in the neighborhood.

    I thought it was Yellowstone, Boo Boo, not Jellystone.

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  4. 10 Cents:
    How long do you stay in one spot? Does it depend on weather?

    Depends on the purpose of the trip.  If we’re going to be near a bonafide destination like a National Park, then we usually plan for at least 10 days on location, plus two days for each leg of the journey to and fro.  My rule is to never drive on consecutive days.  I’m retired, so I make the rules!  If we’re on a trip to just spend some time at the beach or such, we usually spend four or five days.  Next year, our long trip will be to Yellowstone and maybe Glacier, so that will consume about a month.  We’re planning on September so it won’t be too crowded, as the urchins are then back in school but the weather is still nice.  A kayak trip out to the central Oregon desert will likely be a week.  I monitor the weather mostly for the purpose of not debarking and traveling during heavy rains.  We camp mainly during good weather.   The beach is always iffy, though.  We’re done now and it just started raining seriously three days after our last trip to the resting place of the Peter Iredale.  Our spring trip will be to a local park in March.  So, even here in the Northwest, we’re only reliably home for four to four and a half months.

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  5. What kind of generator(s) do you use? By the way I have temporarily suspended my prayers for simultaneous eruptions of Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, and Mount Shasta.

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  6. ctlaw:
    What kind of generator(s) do you use? By the way I have temporarily suspended my prayers for simultaneous eruptions of Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, and Mount Shasta.

    Too funny, about the eruptions!

    I have a 6.5kW Onan LP generator that reliably gives us 44 Amps of the good stuff using 0.8 gal/hr.  The factory selection was 5.5kW, but I’m the Tim Taylor of campers and installed the larger capacity one after taking delivery.

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  7. ctlaw:

    Trinity Waters:
    installed the larger capacity one after taking delivery.

    Most people in your area do that to power the grow lights.

    Nah, it’s all above board now.  The grid doesn’t scan for large users now that pot is one of the latest “industries” to provide our corrupt state government with more, more, more, and more money.

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