Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Camping in the West 4 – Mt Rainier National Park

Our journey on 101 and Camping in the west series ended with the beautiful, most awaited Mt Rainier.
From Stevens Canyon Entrance, we drove to Paradise because it offers the closest view of this active volcano. We had high expectations from the Seattle view but the weather wasn’t conducive and it didn’t take us long to realize that we lost the fabulous mountain in the clouds.  It felt a little disappointing initially to see only its peak now and then between the clouds but the enchanting waterfalls and mesmerizing views of the Cascade Range totally compensated and made us further fell in love with the park.

At paradise point, the visibility was zero with clouds and fog and made the drive little challenging. We did a short hike to Narada Falls and through the Nisqually entrance, returned to our two wonderful little hosts in Seattle. 

The trip is made perfect and complete!! 

1 comment:

  1. lovely...Summer had started , a camp guide book would help?