Anywhere I went I was NOT disappointed here. We stopped in Paradise but drove and hiked some of the smaller trails all around. I vastly underestimated the power and impact of standing at the base of Mt. Rainier and felt the pull to explore the heights as I stood there. Am too old to engage on the more advanced hike and as this was the first time visiting, was unprepared for my comfort with some of the lesser paths on the mountain itself although we did hike other easier areas. Narada Falls is a must, well worth the trek to observation area and be prepared to get soaked from this mists. I loved it!!!!. Mt. Rainier constantly teased us with possibly seeing the top. Clouds would thin and almost clear then suddenly thicken up. This is an Elder Mountain and as such has retained all the power and majesty throughout time.See more..
This was our second time doing the hike. It was fairly easy and the views were breathtaking on a beautiful Sunday morning. If you end up walking along the beach on your return, do note that there isn't an actual trial, so you are walking on the sand/rocks, which got a little tiring on my feet and knees. See more..
Sucia is one of the jewels of the San Juan Islands...but you already knew that. Sucia can only be reached by boat...but you already knew that. Fossil Bay has a dock but is crowded. Echo Bay is exposed, but has some nice but crowded campsites. The best campsite is #26 on the SW side of Shallow Bay, accessible by boat or walking from Fossil Bay. It is clean, has a private toilet, gets morning sun, and is virtually always empty because no one knows about it. Shallow Bay is my favorite anchorage because of the beauty, access to China Caves, and moorage possibilities. Its also not that shallow, so don't worry about bringing in a big, deep draft, boat. My other favorite cove is Ewing. Approach from the NW and watch for a propeller eating rock, that's noted in Wagoner's.See more..
We drowe through the mountains on North Cascades higway 20. We passed Winthrop,Mazama and through Washington pass we have arrived to Diablo Lake Vista Point. Breathtaking views to mountains on highway and unforgetable views from Diablo Vista point to the lake and mountains. All day blue sky.Day after we decided to hike Thornton Lakes trail. It was rainy day and the trail was really challenge but we enjoy it and survive it.See more..
This is one very big lake, so much to observe of the shoreline from the cockpit of a kajak, the silence of the early morning you, the water, and nature communicating without a word being spoken,See more..
Had a great time floating the river today. We arrived around 10:30am on the hottest day of the year so far and parked in the furthest lot in the park. Floated all the way down to the parking area by the park entrance and then walked back to the truck, carrying our tubes. The walk took us about 20 minutes. Arrive early because the parking lots in the park filled up fast and the roadside parking just outside the entrance gate was packed too, it was Sunday though.See more..
Recreational area in the southern half of the park.See more..
4.0Silver Springs Campground(10 reviews) - First visit was a success - can't wait to return! Spent More than 3 hours Bodies of Water • National Parks
Just spent our first weekend at this campground - we will definitely be back! It's a rather small campground (by number of sites), most sites are large and wooded, no showers but the restroom areas were clean. There is a little road noise, but the sound of the water in the background was a nice counter balance. Short drive into Rainier was very convenient. Our site was a double site - first I have seen where campers sit parallel, so our camper space was a little more limited that most double sites we have stayed. We will just keep that in mind when booking our return. Great campground and really nice area.See more..