Not a sign you see every day!!
As I said yesterday, logging is big here. This is one of many piles of logs.
Think the structure will hold up this sign?
This is the West Entrance to the park
The lower levels of the park are dark and damp with moss everywhere. It's a little creepy.
This "slice" of a fir tree was cut in 1963. The squares tell of world events during this trees life. The center square is dated 1295 AD!!
E pluribus unum
Wait ! I have one more, but I am saving it till the end
This is the upper Nisqually River Valley. The melting snow and ice relocate every spring and bring forest debris and rocks into this riverbed. The Nisqually Glacier is a part of Mt. Rainier
This is looking further down the same river valley as it grows from incoming streams
This was at Paradise as we came out from lunch. It was a Twilight Zone moment!
Now a series of Mountain pictures, but be sure to see the finale!
The road is in view
Snow increased as we went up
Coming down we could see more mountains in the distance
Tired of mountains yet?
This is actually east of the park, probably some of the most dramatic scenery
We are almost down to Yakima level
This road was not open till recently. Hang on the best picture (without Barb in it) is still to come.
Along the valley floor going into Yakima the landscape was very unusual
Apples are a huge crop in the valleys we went through in Washington. These are the large crates we often see at our orchards that are about 4x3x3. We saw hundreds of these piled up waiting for picking season.
If you made it this far, I think this was the most beautiful shot of the day.The falls are at least 100 feet tall, and we could not see the bottom.