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The two RV Gypsies
in Mount Rainier National Park
in the USA state of Washington
July 18, 2013 & June 29, 2015
(page 1 of 2)

Since this is a combination of 2013 and 2015 photos, the coloration in pictures could be very different.

Mt. Rainier National Park sign

Active steam vents, periodic earth tremors, and historic eruptions provide evidence that Mount Rainier is sleeping, not dead. Seismic monitoring stations around the mountains should provide days or weeks of advance warning of impending eruptions. Other geologic hazards, however, can occur with little warning, including debris flows and rockfalls.

Mt. Rainier National Park sign
Mt. Rainier
Panaorama of Karen Duquette photographng Mt. Rainier

At 14,410 feet high, Mount Rainier is the tallest peak in the Cascade Range and an icon of the Pacific Northwest. While the mountain's well-known profile is visible for many miles in any direction, its alpine glacier-clad slopes occupy only a third of Mount Rainier National Park.

Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier

Kautz Creek in Rainier National Park - elevation 2,409 feet

Below: View from the road of Kautz Creek and the tip of Mt. Rainier. This part of Kautz Creek trail is a short, wheelchair accessible boardwalk and viewpoint.

Kautz Creek in Mount Ranier National Park
Kautz Creek in Mount Ranier National Park
Kautz Creek in Rainier National Park
Kautz Creek in Rainier National Park

Carter Falls Trail - The two RV Gypsies decided not to worry about getting to the falls because it was so rocky, and they figured that the trail must get steep after the log bridge. Their main interest at this time was the log bridge. Remember that these are a combination of 2013 and 2015 pictures, so the coloration may be different from one photo to another.

Carter Falls Trail
Mount Rainier

Below: The same area - in 2013 (Lee Duquette) and in 2015 (Karen, Lee, and Karen's sister Ilse)

Lee Duquette and Mount Rainier
Karen, Lee and Ilse 2015
panorama of Mount Rainier as seen from Carter Falls trail
the rocky Carter Falls trail
the rocky Carter Falls trail and the river
wood debris on Carter Falls trail
wood debris on Carter Falls trail
Ever changing Glacial River

View of the river from each side of the log bridge

View of the river from the log bridge
View of the river from the log bridge

Lee Duquette on the log bridge - yes it shook a bit when several people were on it, but not as much as many of the suspension bridges that the two RV Gypsies have been on. But this was a bit different from the regular suspension bridges because it could be easy to fall off of.

Lee Duquette on the log bridge
Lee Duquette on the log bridge

Below: Karen's sister Ilse Blahak on the bridge in 2015

2015 bridge
Karen's sister Ilse Blahak on the bridge in 2015

Karen Duquette steadied her camera on the log bridge to photograph the water flowing underneath, while Lee photographed her backside.

Karen Duquette taking photos of the river
he water flowing underneath the bridge
Karen Duquette on the log bridge
Mount Rainier as seen from the log bridge
Lee Karen Duquette on the log bridge

The two RV Gypsies walked across the log bridge, took some photos and returned to the parking lot. They decided not to try and find the actual falls.

panorama of the log bridge

Karen Duquette coming back over the log bridge

Karen Duquette coming back over the log bridge
Karen Duquette coming back over the log bridge
Karen Duquette coming back over the log bridge

Karen Duquette felt the temperature of a cascade of water by the roadside

Karen Duquette feels the temperature of a cascade of water by the roadside
Karen Duquette feels the temperature of a cascade of water by the roadside
Christine Falls viewpoint sign
Christine Falls

First the two RV Gypsies viewed Christine Falls from the roadside bridge.

Christine Falls
Christine Falls

Then the two RV Gypsies walked down a short but steep hill to look at Christine Falls as it flowed under the roadside bridge. (2013)

trail down to Christine Falls
Christine Falls
Christine Falls
Christine Falls

Below: 2015 photos of Christine Falls

Christine Falls and bridge
Christine Falls and bridge
Christine Falls

Karen took a photo of Lee, who was a few feet below her on the viewing platform at Christine Falls.

Karen takes a photo of Lee
Lee viewing Christine Falls at Mt Rainier NP

Lee Duquette checked out a big tree laying on the ground by Christine Falls. But they could not see over the big tree for any further photos.

Lee Duquette checking out a big tree laying on the ground by Christine Falls

Nisqually River - elevation 3,820 feet

View of Nisqually River from each side of the bridge

View of Nisqually River
View of Nisqually River

View of Nisqually River from a roadside lookout a bit up the street - looking back towards the bridge. The river was hard to see because the river bed had a lot of rocks on each side of the narrow Nisqually River.

sign about Restless Glaciers
sign about Restless Glaciers
View of Nisqually River from a roadside lookout

Below: Same view in 2013 and 2015

sign about Restless Glaciers
sign about Restless Glaciers

Views of Mt. Rainier from different lookouts in Mount Rainier National Park in 2013

Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier

Views of Mt. Rainier from different lookouts in Mount Rainier National Park in 2015

Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier

Narada Falls

Below: View of  Narada Falls as seen the side of the bridge alongside the parking lot (2013)

Narada Falls
flowers
flowers

Half way down the trail to Narada Falls, there was a sign "On your way down the trail, you stepped back in geologic history. You walked from a Mount Rainier lava flow less than half a million years old, to the rocks of the Tatoosh Range that were intruded into this area."

Narada Falls
Narada Falls

The two RV Gypsies at Narada Falls in Mount Rainier National Park in 2013. It was a warm day, so they really enjoyed the fine mist spray from Narada Falls.

The two RV Gypsies at Narada FallsĀ in Mount Rainier National Park
The two RV Gypsies at Narada FallsĀ in Mount Rainier National Park
Narada Falls
Narada Falls

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