We are moving north again, this time to Tacoma and Mount Rainier. Mt. Saint Helen’s was awesome.
From Tacoma, you can see Mount Rainier from anywhere you can see the skyline to the southeast. It is huge and stands alone. On a clear day, you can see it from one hundred miles.
Tami took this picture of Mount Rainier with her cell phone. My pictures didn’t turn out nearly as nice.
Joint Base, McCord
We are staying at the campground on Joint Base, McCord near the south end of the runway. The airport isn’t too loud because huge cargo planes use it, rather than noisy fighters like we found in Las Vegas. The big ones make lots of noise, for a short time, and then they are gone.
It is quite the drive from Tacoma over to Mount Rainier National Park. The park is dedicated to the mountain and the south side of the mountain gets most of the tourists and that is where we went. Someday maybe we will make a circle around the mountain and stay in numerous locations, but this stop is as we drive north along Interstate 5 heading for Seattle and regions further north.
We went to Olympia and could easily go to Olympic National Park from here as well but we are going to save that for a different year. In fact, this would be really nice to spend the entire summer in the area. Washington, especially around the Puget Sound Area, looks very nice.
Our plan is to continue north, through Seattle and then turn East across North Cascades National Park all the way to Spokane. Overall we expect to spend forty days in Washington. Most of it will be in the Cascade Mountains.
Here is a link to the google map for the area.
Link to our route Coos Bay to Jim Creek
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