Trip Start Jun 19, 2010
43Trip End Aug 02, 2010
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7/16/2010 – Clarkston, WA
After viewing Mount Rainier from a
distance we decided that we would like to get a closer view of Mount
Rainier. So we headed for Mount Rainier National Park on route 410.
Route 410 took us through Mt Rainier National Park and also gave us
some great views of the snow-capped Mt Rainier. At one point during
the drive through the park there was snow on both sides of the road
and of course we had to stop and take pictures
around 80 degrees outside and there was snow on the ground. But we
could see the effects of the snow melting with the waterfalls and
rivers running at full strength.
Once we exited Mt Rainier National Park
the temperature continued to climb and at one point reached 98
degrees down in the valley that route 12, the Lewis & Clark
Trail, took us through. The ride along route 12 took us through
south west Washington where acres and acres of vineyards could be
seen. Wheat was also a major crop in this area as it could be seen
growing in the hills that surrounded us.
Tonight we will stay in a campground in
Chief Timothy Park located in Clarkston, WA on the border of
Washington and Idaho.