Posts for September, 2018


Mount Rainier (Crow Lake Way Trailhead Hwy 12, WA)

Journal entry for Friday 28th Sep, 2018 (day 1, miles 143)

Todays goal was to try for some good photos of Mount Rainier, we were optomistic as the weather was great so we decided that Sunrie Visitor Center would be the best spot as we would not be in position until afternoon. That proved to be a less than ideal choice as by the time we got there the sun was over the top of the mountain making for poor light. Still the drive along Hwy 410 and along the Sunrise entrance road was enjoyable.

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An easy day on Hwy 12 (Benton City, WA)

Journal entry for Saturday 29th Sep, 2018 (day 2, miles 267)

The outside temperature this morning was 37°F emphasisiing the fact that we spent the night in the mountains and at altitude. Stopped in Yakima for a while to get some supplies and communicate with family and a bit of exercise on the Yakima Green Way, a very extensive walking and bicycle trail system.

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Farm country (Alpowa Summit Rest Area, WA)

Journal entry for Sunday 30th Sep, 2018 (day 3, miles 402)

Today we got a good dose of Washington farm country. Lots of fields of straw colored growth, some just stuble having been recently harvested, some tall and swaying and about to be harvested (we assume). Quaint little towns some of which seem to be caught in a bit of a time warp, except for all the modern pickup trucks. Really a pleasant day and a salutory reminder of the scope of farming.

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