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Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
November 5, 2012
From journal No settling in Seattle
by gowest youngman
January 21, 2008
From journal Wonderful Washington State
November 6, 2007
From journal Seattle, the Great Northwest
December 18, 2006
From journal Seattle Area Getaway
Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 28, 2006
From journal Seattle, Puget Sound, Mt Rainier, Mount St. Helen
January 22, 2006
From journal Washington: Big Beaches, Big Mountains, Big Forest
February 19, 2003
Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campgrounds operate on a reservation only basis from July 1 through Labor Day. A 14-day camping limitation applies to all camping. Laundry facilities are located outside the park at Ashford and Packwood. Showers are located in the Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise. Limited camper supplies are available at the National Park Inn at Longmire. Gasoline and automobile repairs are available outside the park.
From journal Slopes of Mount Rainier
Port Angeles, Washington
November 8, 2001
Hikes in the Sunrise area are all in the subalpine and alpine tundra – which makes for great wildflowers and great views. Some hikes are:
Mount Freemont fire lookout tower – 5.5 miles round trip, 1200 elevation gain. Great views of Mount Rainier and surrounding peaks. Sometimes there is a ranger at the tower to give folks an orientation. I have been to Mount Freemont when you are actually above the clouds – so the people down below and at Sunrise cannot see Mount Rainier, but you can see it as well as the tops of peaks that stick out above the clouds.
Burroughs Mountain – 5 miles loop if you only do First Burroughs. Add on Second and Third Burroughs to get closer to Mount Rainier. Great chance of seeing mountain goats (you may need binoculars). Awesome views of Mount Rainier.
Skyscraper Peak is similar in distance and elevation gain as Mount Freemont. You can actually see the Mount Freemont Fire Lookout Tower from the top of Skyscraper Peak. Hike on the trail to Skyscraper Pass, then head off trail up the peak (maybe 15 minutes to the top - easy to get up).
Ask at the Ranger Station or Visitor Center for more suggestions.
From journal Mount Rainier National Park for FREE