|Mount Rainier National Park|
We visited Mount Rainier National Park in the middle of July of 2010. It was quite an adventure, because snow was still on the ground. However, the weather was sunny and pleasant during our 3 day stay, and we had a great time hiking and driving through the park.
We stayed at nearby Mounthaven Resort. This lovely little campground is only about a half mile from the park entrance, and was a comfortable and convenient place to stay.
|Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park|
|Hiking through July snow|
|We made it!|
We took one of our days to drive over to nearby Mount Saint Helens. It was well worth the trip. The devastation of the 1980 volcanic explosion is still amazing to see, even with the reforestation that's taking place.
|Mount Saint Helens|
|Fallen trees from 1980 volcanic eruption - Mount Saint Helens|
We treated ourselves to a good meal at a nearby restaurant - The Copper Creek. I enjoyed salmon with some good Washington Pinot Noir. The Copper Creek Restaurant is known for its home made blackberry pie, so of course Bob and I had to try that out - it was delicious.
All in all, a great three days that left us with some wonderful memories!